Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)
Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)

© the copyright holder. Image credit: William Booth College

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Florence Eleanor Booth was a Salvation Army officer and daughter-in-law of Salvation Army founders, William and Catherine Booth. She was one of a small group of women who pioneered Salvation Army work in France in 1880 but is best known as the first leader of the organisation's Women's Social Work. She served in this capacity from 1884 to 1912. On William Booth's death in 1912, her husband, Bramwell, became General of The Salvation Army and Florence supported him in this appointment. She also served as British Commissioner from 1919 until her retirement in 1930 following her husband's death.

William Booth College



Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)


mid-20th C




H 85 x W 55 x D 32 cm (E);
Plinth: H 88 x W 42 x D 42 cm

Accession number


Work type



See a tag that’s incorrect or offensive? Challenge it and notify Art UK.

Help improve Art UK. Tag artworks and verify existing tags by joining the Tagger community.

William Booth College

Champion Park, Denmark Hill, London, Greater London SE5 8BQ England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue