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Four British prisoners of war at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus, posing as lovers. Photographic postcard, 191-.

  • Tharan, Paul
Date
[between 1915 and 1918?]
Reference
2043360i
Part of
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

Each of the two couples includes a man in male dress and a man in drag, with both female characters wearing similar costumes. The group are relaxing having a picnic on a bench.

Publication/Creation

Cottbus : Paul Tharan. Lager-Photograph, [between 1915 and 1918?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 8.7 x 13.7 cm

Lettering

Kriegsgef. Lager Cottbus-Engl. Theater

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "English POWs are shown in an extremely intimate tableau, as two canoodling couples. There is closer physical contact between these men than in other WW1 photograph in [the James Gardiner] collection, and the homosexual implications, from their attitude and expression, seem inescapable."
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043360i

Languages

  • German

Where to find it

  • Military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag

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