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7 August 2014

Men Dressed as Women and Women Dressed as Men - Cross Dressing in the 1900s


 I am very fortunate to have in my possession two real photographs of groups of young people doing a bit of theatrical cross dressing! Apparently, if you were hip and beautiful at the turn of the century, you would dabble in a bit of fancy dress, followed by a wild run through your daddy's country house and a cocktail or five!




And here are the real Bright Young Things of the 1920s...hats off to the rebel toffs!


Thanks to Sepia Saturday for the inspiration!

7 comments:

  1. Great photos! It's fun to do crazy silly things like wear costumes to parties or on the stage & pretend to be other than you are for a while . . . take it from one who's been there & done that. :))

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  2. A great example of false pretenses. There's nothing like a false mustache to bring out the ham in people.

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  3. There was more of that went on than we realise. Shakespeare’s players had boys playing women too.

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  4. The really like the first photo, especially the balloon lady (?) and the police man (?).

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  5. Love the artistic posing in the last photo.

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  6. I think I like the second photo best with the Grecian ladies standing in the back.

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  7. Oh very good for false pretenses, and how lucky you are to have these photos!

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