A sailor in drag posed behind a wooden fence.

  • Bond, H.J. (Photographer)
Date:
1906
Reference:
2043467i
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection.
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Credit

A sailor in drag posed behind a wooden fence. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced July 2022: A sailor in drag, wearing a milkmaid costume. Photographic postcard by H.J. Bond, 1906.

Description

The man in drag is apparently Able Seaman Arthur Roach, a crew member of the H.M.S. Prince of Wales, posing behind a wooden fence and in front of a painted background.

The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "A.B.S Arthur Roach is wearing a rather odd hybrid outfit, part showgirl/courtesan (ruffles and jewellery)/part little girl at the seaside (very short skirt, bucket and spade). High quality sepia toned gelatin print by H.J. Bond, Gosport."

Publication/Creation

Gosport : H.J. Bond, 1906.

Physical description

1 photographic postcard : gelatin silver print ; 8.8 x 14.0 cm

Notes

This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.

Reference

Wellcome Collection 2043467i

Where to find it

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

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