Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions. On July 14th/15th 1942, Captain Upham led an attack on a strong enemy position at El Ruweisat Ridge in the Western Desert. Despite being wounded in one arm, he destroyed a tank and several guns and vehicles, returning to his company after his wound was dressed and remaining with them until he was severely wounded and captured. Previous to that in May 1941, he had won the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry during operations in Crete. He is one of only three men to have won the Victoria Cross and Bar since its institution in 1856. The other two, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake and Captain Noel Chavasse are also included in this picture.
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Coquette by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall of a young girl with auburn hair trying to coax a red squirral down from a tree. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years. Previous to this, Bestall produced more than forty colour illustrations for The Tatler as well as countless humorous line drawings and cartoon sketches.
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Hyman Bachwald, 167 Allen Street, New York. Neurotic and epi
Hyman Bachwald, 167 Allen Street, New York. Neurotic and epileptic. Mother worked in factory previous to marriage, and while Hyman was coming. Her mentality is questioned. The grandmother has been blind 8 years. Father acts feeble minded, and deserted 3 years ago. Hyman's brother (defective) is now on Randalls Island. Mother's sister was also on Randalls Island. The entire family lives in 2 rooms. Further data in their files;, 1767 Nurse Investigator Records, Department of Public Charities. Location: New York, New York (State). Date 1913 September 16. Date:
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