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British prisoners of war in cowboy and cowgirl costumes posing at a prisoner of war camp in Cottbus. Photographic postcard by P. Tharan, 191-.

  • Tharan, Paul
Date:
[between 1910 and 1919?]
Reference:
2043291i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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Description

A man in cowgirl costume poses with a man in cowboy costume in front of a sparsely painted backdrop.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 photographic postcard ; 8.7 x 13.5 cm

Lettering

Aus dem Gefangenenlager Cottbus. Engl. Gefangene als Cow-boys

Notes

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "Commercially produced Western films from Hollywood enjoyed great popularity in Europe from 1911 onwards, and in William S. Hart had their first true cowboy star. The man's costume in this photograph is reminiscent of many worn by Hart, incuding his signature leather cuffs. The cowgirl is particularly pretty, and makes a convincing lady."
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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2043291i

Languages

  • German

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

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