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Choose from 63 pictures in our Pearson collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

WW2 greetings card, Corporal Joan Pearson Featured Print

WW2 greetings card, Corporal Joan Pearson

WW2 greetings card, Corporal J.D.M. Pearson, official war picture by Laura Knight, official war picture from the National Gallery. The message inside reads: When an aircraft crashed near her quarters at a Royal Air Force Station, Corporal Pearson rushed out and, although the aircraft was burning and she knew that there were bombs aboard, she stood on the wreckage, roused the severely injured pilot, who was stunned, and assisted him to get clear, releasing his parachute harness in doing so. When he was on the ground, a 120 pound bomb went off about 30 yards away. Corporal Pearson at once threw herself on the top of the pilot to protect him from the blast and splinters. Her prompt and courageous action undoubtedly helped to save the pilots life. Joan Daphne Mary Pearson (1911-2000) was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal (EGM), later to become the George Cross, for her heroism. Date: circa 1942

© The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library

WW1 - Titled Women Munitions Workers Featured Print

WW1 - Titled Women Munitions Workers

The first contingent of Titled Society ladies who volunteered to work for Messrs. Vickers, Sons and Maxim as shell makers. In this group are Lady Gertrude Crawford, sister of the Earl of Sefton; Lady Gatacre, Lady Colebrooke, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Greig and other well-known ladies. The caption details that delicacy of manipulation is a feminine instinct and therefore the work is certainly not unsuitable'! In August 1915, Eve in The Tatler was also listing some of the new workers at the Vickers factory: "Erith is the latest craze. Here, at Messrs. Vickers, a gallant band of women are really doing it. Not just playing about, you know, but living at a hostel and taking the regular rate of pay I think its not quite enough to pay for two stalls at the newest revue each week. Lady Gertrude Crawford and Lady Colebrooke are among the toilers, and Lady Gatacre too Lady Scott, Captain Scotts widow, is also working at this particular factory, but hers is skilled electrical work. (*Kathleen Bruce, Lady Scott, spent much of 1917 manufacturing electrical coils at the factory. She also devoted time establishing an ambulance service in France, working at the Ministry of Pensions and, in 1918, put her talent as a sculptor to use helping to reconstruct the faces of wounded soldiers). Vickers are willing to take a lot more women to train during the week-ends so as to have them ready for work at the new munition factories, for there wont be enough men to go round, Im told." Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

St. Dunstans Bazaar at the Albert Hall, WW1 Featured Print

St. Dunstans Bazaar at the Albert Hall, WW1

Ladies pose by the stall run by actress Miss Lily Elsie (Mrs Ian Bullough) at the Albert Hall in aid of the funds of St. Dunstan's Hostel for blinded soldiers, a charity founded and run by Sir Arthur Pearson. The bazaar was opened by Queen Alexandra on 7th May 1917 and ran until the 10th. Sir Arthur Pearson in a speech on the occasion explained the After-Care scheme, which was designed to rehabilitate and forward the interests of those who passed through St. Dunstan's as well as those still there learning trades. Photograph shows, from left (back row) Miss Gill and Miss Glyn and in the front, Mrs Smallwood, Miss Anne Pollock, Miss Lily Elsie and Mrs Carpenter. Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans