To coincide with the display ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’ (1 July 2014 - 1 Feb 2015), this slideshow presents portraits of popular performers who topped the music hall bills and starred in the revues and musical comedies that provided entertainment during the years 1914-1918.
The slideshow is accompanied by links to recordings of these entertainers performing popular songs of the day. The links will take you away from the National Portrait Gallery website to content that is not monitored by the Gallery. To listen to the recordings, simply click on the name of the song in the caption; the slideshow can be paused at the top right of the screen.
Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd, 1900s -Ax160090