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[Scene from play, The womanless wedding, with administrative personnel performers in drag at Rohwer Relocation Center, Rohwer, Arkansas, August 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Scene from play, The womanless wedding, with administrative personnel performers in drag at Rohwer Relocation Center, Rohwer, Arkansas, August 1944]
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photograph
H: 2.5 in, W: 3.625 in

Rohwer, Ark., August 23, 1944

(97.292.2E)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Several Caucasian men dressed in women's clothing perform on stage for a play, The Womanless Wedding, presented by administrative personnel of Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, August 1944. Blonde man in striped dress, white hat and bead necklace sits in foreground left holding a fan. Three men in hats sit at midground left. Six other men in assorted dresses stand at right. All face right.

Inscription
Stamped on back: AUG 23 1944.

History
From The Rohwer Outpost, August 19, 1944: "WEDDING TAKES PLACE TONIGHT Charles McGowan was revealed as the 'bride-to-be' in 'The Womanless Wedding,' a play to be presented at the Auditorium tonight by members of the administrative personnel. Co-starring will be A.G. Thompson as the groom. The Rohwer Recreation Association, composed of the personnel, is being backed by the Teen-Age club, which is sponsoring the ticket sale. Tickets will also be sold at the door, which will open at 8 p.m."

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