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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
Date
[between 1910 and 1919?]
Reference
2043285i
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The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

Cottbus : Paul Tharan. Lager-Photograph, [between 1910 and 1919?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 8.8 x 13.7 cm

Lettering

Kriegsgef. Lager Cottbus-Engl. Theater

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "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."
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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043285i

Languages

  • German

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

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