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Fred Barnes

(1885-1938), Music hall entertainer

Frederick Jester Barnes

Sitter in 9 portraits
Fascinated as a boy by male impersonator Vesta Tilley, Barnes rejected the family's butchery business in favour of the stage. Known for his charm and debonair good looks, he was signed by impresario Oswald Stoll, and became a star of the London music halls. In 1914 he tried to enlist in the Army but was rejected on account of a nervous condition. His career however flourished with hits such as Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and, originally made famous by Elsie Janis, Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl.

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Fred Barnes, by Fielding of Leeds, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160145

Fred Barnes

by Fielding of Leeds, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG Ax160145

Fred Barnes, by J. Bacon & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160146

Fred Barnes

by J. Bacon & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG Ax160146

Fred Barnes, by J. Bacon & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160147

Fred Barnes

by J. Bacon & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG Ax160147

Fred Barnes in 'The Black Sheep of the Family', by Frank Dobson of Liverpool, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160148

Fred Barnes in 'The Black Sheep of the Family'

by Frank Dobson of Liverpool, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1907
NPG Ax160148

Fred Barnes, by J. Bacon & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160143

Fred Barnes

by J. Bacon & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160143

Fred Barnes, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160144

Fred Barnes

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160144

Fred Barnes, by Dobson Studios, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160479

Fred Barnes

by Dobson Studios, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x160479

Fred Barnes, by Dobson Studios, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x200160

Fred Barnes

by Dobson Studios, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x200160

Fred Barnes, published by The Star Music Publishing Company Ltd, after  Unknown photographer - NPG D42966

Fred Barnes

published by The Star Music Publishing Company Ltd, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1914
NPG D42966

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