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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan) (1875-1940), Australian music hall entertainer

Sitter in 15 portraits
Born near Melbourne and renowned for her chorus songs, Forde was known as the Australian Marie Lloyd and made her first British appearance in 1897. Dressed in sequins and feathers, she led audiences in choruses of Oh Oh Antonio, Hold Your Hand Out You Naughty Boy and Down At The Old Bull And Bush. She was at the height of her fame during the war and performed songs that boosted morale, including Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary, which was popularised by John McCormack.

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Fred Bustin
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
halftone postcard print, late 1900s
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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Albert Sachs
matte bromide postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x138277

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
matte bromide postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x138278

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
matte bromide postcard print, early 1910s
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
matte bromide postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x138281

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138282

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138283

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
bromide postcard print, 1920s
NPG Ax160079

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x135841

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1920s
NPG x138284

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
platinum print, 14 June 1922
NPG x135842

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1930s
NPG Ax160080

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Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)

by Unknown photographer
bromide print on red card mount, early 1930s
NPG x135843