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Pioneer Collection

"Pioneers: Trailblazers of Progress and Courage" Rosalind Franklin: A pioneer in the field of molecular biology

Background imagePioneer Collection: Settlers on the Ohio River

Settlers on the Ohio River
Flatboat of settlers descending the Ohio River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin
ROSALIND FRANKLIN Pioneer Molecular Biologist she made important contributions to understanding the structure of DNA

Background imagePioneer Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imagePioneer Collection: Porter Rockwell / Cdv

Porter Rockwell / Cdv
ORRIN PORTER ROCKWELL American frontiersman, Utah pioneer and reputed Mormon Destroying Angel, photographed in June 1866

Background imagePioneer Collection: David Attenborough

David Attenborough
Sir David Frederick Attenborough (b.1926) English naturalist, widely considered the pioneer of the nature documentary

Background imagePioneer Collection: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSON (1836 - 1917), physician, womens rights supporter & the first woman to be elected mayor. She was the sister of Millicent Fawcett

Background imagePioneer Collection: Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer

Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), American aviation pioneer. Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air as a passenger (1928), fly solo across the Atlantic

Background imagePioneer Collection: Howard Hughes, US aviation pioneer

Howard Hughes, US aviation pioneer
Howard Hughes (1905-1976), American aviation pioneer. Hughes was 16 when his mother died. When his father died unexpectedly two years later

Background imagePioneer Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: PEXP2D-00013

PEXP2D-00013
Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their Native American guide Sacagawea. Digital photograph of a bronze statue in Charlottesville Virginia

Background imagePioneer Collection: First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636

First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636
Thomas Hookers congregation migrates from Massachusetts to settle Hartford, Connecticut, 1636. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Edward Jenner / Thiriat

Edward Jenner / Thiriat
EDWARD JENNER Physician and pioneer of vaccination

Background imagePioneer Collection: Amy Johnson - pioneering English pilot

Amy Johnson - pioneering English pilot
Amy Johnson (later Mollison) CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia

Background imagePioneer Collection: Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)

Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)
3091121 Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c.1889 (photo) by Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow (1853-1941); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePioneer Collection: The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. Before 1912

The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. Before 1912
A view of the four wooden 200ft Marconi towers at Poldhu, built by early 1902, showing the guide wires and signal station buildings. View from across the beach at Poldhu

Background imagePioneer Collection: WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts

WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts
WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - erecting Nissen Huts in preparation for the arrival of the main body of the army - the caption notes that many men in the pioneer Corps fought in

Background imagePioneer Collection: The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. 10th June 1908

The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. 10th June 1908
A view of the four wooden 200ft Marconi towers at Poldhu, built by early 1902, showing the guide wires and signal station buildings

Background imagePioneer Collection: Santos-Dumont / Sem

Santos-Dumont / Sem
ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT Brazilian aviation pioneer in France Date: 1873 - 1932

Background imagePioneer Collection: Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist

Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist
Marie Curie (1867-1934) - Polish Scientist, twice the recipient of the Nobel Prize for her pioneering research on radioactivity, the first woman Nobel winner. Date: 1911

Background imagePioneer Collection: Halsted, Cushing and Young operating C014 / 1090

Halsted, Cushing and Young operating C014 / 1090
Halsted, Cushing and Young operating. Pioneering American surgeons William Halsted (1852-1922), Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) and Hugh Hampton Young (1897-1941)

Background imagePioneer Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: BUSN2A-00012

BUSN2A-00012
Native Americans exchanging furs for goods at a Hudson Bay Company post. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Churning milk to make butter

Churning milk to make butter
Girl working a churn on a spring morning. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Pioneer F Plaque Symbology

Pioneer F Plaque Symbology
The Pioneer F spacecraft, destined to be the first man made object to escape from the solar system into interstellar space, carries this pictorial plaque

Background imagePioneer Collection: Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in

Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in front of her Gipsy Moth just before she undertook a 19-day solo flight to Australia

Background imagePioneer Collection: Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign

Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign Air Display (also known as Cobhams Flying Circus), Chapel Farm, Lochgelly Road, Kirkcaldy, 13-14 July 1935. Date: 1935

Background imagePioneer Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imagePioneer Collection: Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago

Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago
Fort Dearborn in 1803, on the south side of the Chicago River. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00122

HSET2A-00122
Pioneer clearing land around his log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, Sussex

Gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, Sussex
View of the gardens at Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead, West Sussex, showing daffodils growing in the foreground, and the Elizabethan manor house in the background

Background imagePioneer Collection: Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins

Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins
Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853

Background imagePioneer Collection: Suffragette Hyde Park Demonstration 1908

Suffragette Hyde Park Demonstration 1908. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst stands beside Mrs. Wolstenholme Elmy (1833-1918) Pioneer Suffragist then aged 75 yrs, in a Votes for Women sash

Background imagePioneer Collection: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 1963

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 1963
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova preparing to become the first woman in space. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 1937) flew solo in the Vostok 6 spacecraft on 16 June 1963

Background imagePioneer Collection: Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812

Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812
Fort Dearborn on the site of present-day Chicago, 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee

Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee
Log cabin of John Oliver, built in the 1820s, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photograph

Background imagePioneer Collection: Gunfight in the street of a western town

Gunfight in the street of a western town. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968), soviet cosmonaut and first man in space. Gagarin made the first manned space flight on 12 April 1961

Background imagePioneer Collection: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
The movie legend Charlie Chaplin in classic pose

Background imagePioneer Collection: Gutenbergs printing press

Gutenbergs printing press
Gutenberg inspects the first sheet of his Bible, which has just come off the press

Background imagePioneer Collection: Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1

Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1, 1904. The Wrights had a much more difficult time testing their aircraft at Huffman Prairie than at Kill Devil

Background imagePioneer Collection: Simpson researching anaesthetics, 1840s

Simpson researching anaesthetics, 1840s
Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870), Scottish doctor. This historical artwork shows Simpsons butler walking in on Simpson, who is suffering from the effects of a recent experiment

Background imagePioneer Collection: Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194

Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945

Background imagePioneer Collection: Markham / Percival Gull

Markham / Percival Gull
Beryl Markham, English pioneer aviator, and her Percival Gull: she was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from London to North America

Background imagePioneer Collection: Installation of Vostok spacecraft

Installation of Vostok spacecraft
Vostok spacecraft installation. Workers installing a Vostok spacecraft. Vostok were Soviet spacecraft used as part of the Vostok programme, which flew six manned spaceflights between 1961 and 1963

Background imagePioneer Collection: Charles A. Lindbergh with his Plane, Spirit of St. Louis

Charles A. Lindbergh with his Plane, Spirit of St. Louis
Charles A. Lindbergh with his Plane Spirit of St. Louis, Gosport, May 27th 1927 1927

Background imagePioneer Collection: Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft, 1961

Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft, 1961
Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft. Close-up of the exhaust flames of the rocket launching Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) into orbit from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on 12 April 1961



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"Pioneers: Trailblazers of Progress and Courage" Rosalind Franklin: A pioneer in the field of molecular biology, her groundbreaking work on DNA structure laid the foundation for modern genetics. Amelia Earhart: An iconic US aviation pioneer, she defied gender norms and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The Royal Logistic Corps: Serving as pioneers in military logistics, they ensure efficient support to British armed forces worldwide. David Attenborough: A pioneering naturalist and broadcaster, his documentaries have enlightened millions about our planet's biodiversity and conservation needs. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: As Britain's first female doctor, she shattered societal barriers and paved the way for women in medicine. Porter Rockwell / CDV (Carte de Visite): Known as a legendary frontier figure during America's westward expansion, he exemplified resilience and resourcefulness. Amy Johnson - pioneering English pilot: Breaking records as a fearless aviator, she was one of Britain's most celebrated female pilots during the early 20th century. Poster from Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day Campaign: This poster symbolizes an era when aviation pioneers inspired dreams of flight among generations worldwide. Howard Hughes: An American aviation pioneer turned industrialist, his innovative designs revolutionized aircraft technology while pushing boundaries in film production too. First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut (1636): These brave individuals embarked on a perilous journey to establish one of America's oldest cities—laying foundations that endure today. Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing tall beside her aircraft; her determination continues to inspire aspiring aviators around the world. BUSN2A-00012 : This unique identifier represents an important milestone or achievement within a business context—a testament to those who dared to pioneer new ventures and ideas.