This beautifully illustrated folio volume consists of forty four coloured lithograph plates with accompanying descriptions of various pathological conditions. The text and the drawings were undertaken by Sir Robert Carswell, who was both a distinguished practitioner of pathology and a skilled artist.
Even the avant-garde of Weimar Berlin couldn’t contain her; she had nothing but contempt for the Expressionists and although she was sometimes referred to as a “Dadaist dancer”, in her life, her art, her self-presentation, Gert always represented a subculture of one.
Karyl Norman, real name George Paduzzi, made a very successful New York debut as a female impersonator in May 1919. He especially enjoyed singing Southern songs and billed himself as the “Creole Fashion Plate”. Behind his back his fellow vaudevillians described him as “The Queer Old Fashion Plate”, a homophobic response to widespread suspicions about his sexual orientation.