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Patrick O'Connor Collection: Music Hall, Theatre and Film Stars 1890s-1940s


784 Portraits in set

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Ernest Shand, by The Hana Studios Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160029

Ernest Shand

by The Hana Studios Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1899
NPG Ax160029

Sarah Bernhardt in 'La Dame aux Camélias', by Paul Boyer - NPG x138182

Sarah Bernhardt in 'La Dame aux Camélias'

by Paul Boyer
bromide postcard print, circa 1899
NPG x138182

Marie Lloyd, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160000

Marie Lloyd

by Langfier Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160000

Marie Lloyd, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160001

Marie Lloyd

by Langfier Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160001

Marie Lloyd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160003

Marie Lloyd

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160003

Marie Lloyd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160004

Marie Lloyd

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160004

Marie Lloyd, by Alfred Ellis & Walery - NPG Ax160005

Marie Lloyd

by Alfred Ellis & Walery
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160005

Marie Lloyd, by Campbell-Gray - NPG Ax160006

Marie Lloyd

by Campbell-Gray
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160006

Marie Lloyd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160008

Marie Lloyd

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160008

Marie Lloyd, by Foulsham & Banfield - NPG Ax160009

Marie Lloyd

by Foulsham & Banfield
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160009

Marie Lloyd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160012

Marie Lloyd

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160012

Herbert Campbell, published by J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160014

Herbert Campbell

published by J. Beagles & Co
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160014

Dan Leno, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160017

Dan Leno

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160017

Dan Leno, by William Davey, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160018

Dan Leno

by William Davey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG Ax160018

Sketch of Dan Leno, published by The Philco Publishing Co, after  Dan Leno - NPG Ax160024

Sketch of Dan Leno

published by The Philco Publishing Co, after Dan Leno
postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160024

Harry Relph, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160027

Harry Relph

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160027

Albert Chevalier, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160028

Albert Chevalier

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160028

Whit Cunliffe, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160030

Whit Cunliffe

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160030

R.G. Knowles, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG Ax160031

R.G. Knowles

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160031

Vesta Tilley, by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160038

Vesta Tilley

by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160038

Vesta Tilley, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160039

Vesta Tilley

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160039

Vesta Tilley, published by The Philco Publishing Co - NPG Ax160040

Vesta Tilley

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160040

Vesta Tilley, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160041

Vesta Tilley

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160041

Vesta Tilley, by Henry Roland White, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160042

Vesta Tilley

by Henry Roland White, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160042

Vesta Tilley; Walter de Frece, by Marcus Guttenberg, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG Ax160045

Vesta Tilley; Walter de Frece

by Marcus Guttenberg, published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160045

Vesta Tilley, published by The Philco Publishing Co - NPG Ax160051

Vesta Tilley

published by The Philco Publishing Co
matte bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG Ax160051

Vesta Tilley, by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160071

Vesta Tilley

by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160071

Nellie Wallace, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160076

Nellie Wallace

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160076

Millie Hylton, by Alfred Ellis & Walery - NPG Ax160078

Millie Hylton

by Alfred Ellis & Walery
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160078

Ada Reeve, published by Ralph Dunn & Co - NPG Ax160082

Ada Reeve

published by Ralph Dunn & Co
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160082

Fanny Fields, by Protherge, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160085

Fanny Fields

by Protherge, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160085

Fanny Fields, by The Hana Studios Ltd - NPG Ax160086

Fanny Fields

by The Hana Studios Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160086

Vesta Tilley, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160090

Vesta Tilley

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160090

Malcolm Scott as Gibson Girl, published by Hugo Lang & Co - NPG Ax160091

Malcolm Scott as Gibson Girl

published by Hugo Lang & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160091

Unknown sitter, by Relph & Co - NPG Ax160098

Unknown sitter

by Relph & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160098

Violet Loraine, by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG Ax160099

Violet Loraine

by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160099

Daisy James, by Richard Lang Sims - NPG Ax160100

Daisy James

by Richard Lang Sims
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160100

Lily Morris (née Lilles Mary Crosby), by Karoly of Nottingham, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160101

Lily Morris (née Lilles Mary Crosby)

by Karoly of Nottingham, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160101

Émilienne d'Alençon, by Nadar - NPG Ax160103

Émilienne d'Alençon

by Nadar
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160103

Carolina Otéro, by Léopold Emile Reutlinger - NPG Ax160106

Carolina Otéro

by Léopold Emile Reutlinger
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160106

Carolina Otéro, by Léopold Emile Reutlinger - NPG Ax160107

Carolina Otéro

by Léopold Emile Reutlinger
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160107

Marie Loftus, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160118

Marie Loftus

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160118

Daisy Wood, by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160139

Daisy Wood

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160139

George Robey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160152

George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160152

Malcolm Scott in his 'Directoire' costume, published by The Philco Publishing Co - NPG Ax160153

Malcolm Scott in his 'Directoire' costume

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160153

The Lloyd Family, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160174

The Lloyd Family

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG Ax160174

Edward's Entertainers, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160176

Edward's Entertainers

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160176

George Henry Elliott; Emily Hayes (Mrs G.H. Elliott), published by Frank Dobson of Liverpool - NPG Ax160180

George Henry Elliott; Emily Hayes (Mrs G.H. Elliott)

published by Frank Dobson of Liverpool
velvograph postcard, 1900s
NPG Ax160180

George Newburn, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160185

George Newburn

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160185

Liane de Pougy, by W. & D. Downey, published by  A.P.P.S. Ltd, Rickmansworth - NPG Ax160218

Liane de Pougy

by W. & D. Downey, published by A.P.P.S. Ltd, Rickmansworth
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160218

Max Waldon, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160220

Max Waldon

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160220

Lily Brayton, by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160223

Lily Brayton

by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160223

Lily Brayton, by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160224

Lily Brayton

by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160224

Lily Brayton, published by Ralph Dunn & Co - NPG Ax160225

Lily Brayton

published by Ralph Dunn & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160225

Louie Freear, by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele - NPG Ax160226

Louie Freear

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele
matte bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160226

Ada Reeve, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160235

Ada Reeve

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160235

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160237

Robert Henry Kennerley Rumford; Dame Clara Ellen Butt

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160237

George Robey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160238

George Robey

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160238

Vesta Tilley, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160239

Vesta Tilley

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160239

Gus Elen, published by The Philco Publishing Co - NPG Ax160241

Gus Elen

published by The Philco Publishing Co
matte bromide book postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax160241