1914-1918: Cross-dressing Chris April 15, 2010 1910-1919, People 6 CommentsFavourited 959 times Add to favourites 6 Responses Chris Samuel April 16, 2010 Has the face of the chap on the steps been enhanced ? He looks positively spooky! Reply Donald April 19, 2010 No the picture is as scanned, not much adjustment, from the print in my possession. Remember that film emulsions (this was more likely a glass plate) recorded skin tones differently in those days and were not sensitive to some colours. My problem with the guy at the back with the moustache is that he looks a lot like Gordon Brown and I am afraid I might be related! Reply Lasse May 16, 2010 It was quite common to do this kind of gender-changing photos for fun around ww1 Reply Kailin June 28, 2011 Super informative wirintg; keep it up. Reply Red February 7, 2013 This is a really fun photo, but the dates are a bit off. The lady is wearing the uniform of the Irish Free State which were used from 1922-1924 Reply Stuart Garfath February 28, 2014 A very pertinent observation. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.