British prisoners of war posing in beach attire for a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Thiran, 191-.
- Tharan, Paul
- [between 1910 and 1919?]
- Part of
- The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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About this work
A man in drag poses with a man in swim wear, in front of a seaside backdrop. The standing man wears a striped cotton full-length bathing suit, the seated 'lady' wears what would have been (for the time) a rather risqué two-piece bathing dress with cut-out panels, and pretty ankle-tied court-shoes with flat bows at the instep. A good example of the remarkable resources apparently available to prisoners of war at Cottbus, who from their happy expressions are not having to endure much hardship
Where to find it
Military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag
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