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James Gardiner Collection: romantic fantasy and comic postcards, and photographs on gender and masculinity.

[between 1901 and 1999?]
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The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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About this work


Blue album (288 items). Continental European hand coloured romantic fantasy postcards (mostly French, 1920-30). Rogues gallery: actors, writers, dancers, musicians, royalty etc. Presenting gay public image. British and American comic postcards satirizing behaviour regarded as 'unmasculine'. "The Dear Love of Comrades": private photographs 1900-1920 on gender play and masculine affection in the army, navy and theatre.


[between 1901 and 1999?]

Physical description

1 photograph album


Wellcome Library no. 2921429i

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  • Romantic fantasy and comic postcards

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