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British prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 1916-1917.

  • Tharan, Paul
Date:
[1916-1917?]
Reference:
2043264i
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The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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view British prisoners of war in smart attire performing a show at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 1916-1917.

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Description

One actor is in drag, holding a baby, as two other men face the camera.

Publication/Creation

Cottbus : Paul Tharan. Lager-Photograph, [1916-1917?]

Physical description

1 photographic postcard: gelatin silver print; 8.6 x 13.5 cm

Lettering

English theatre Cottbus

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "Real photo postcard from a photograph by Paul Tharan of English Prisoners of war at Cottbus Camp, Germany, 1916-17. The beach tableau shows a family relaxing on the sands with mother, father, boy wearing an Eton collar and a mortar-board; 'Mummy' even holding a baby. The backdrop is a beautifully painted English seaside scene, complete with pier and bathing machine."
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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043264i

Languages

  • German

Where to find it

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

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