|Harold Ernest Pearse was born in
1890 at Basingstoke in Hampshire. He was the youngest son of
Frederick Pearse (b. 1845) and Eliza Archdeacon. His father was a
photographer who operated a studio on the High Street of Andover, also
in Hampshire, from c. 1870 until at least 1901. In early 1911
Harold married in Derby, and appears to have set up a studio there
shortly afterwards, as Kelly's trade directory for the following year
shows him with premises at 67a London Road, Derby. It is not
known how long the studio remained open for business.
woman with large hat
by H.E. Pearse of 67 London Road, Derby
Undated, but probably taken c. 1910-1914
Format: Post Card
Size: 87 x 138.5 mm
Image © & collection of Brett Payne
Images provided by Brett Payne
1841-1901 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
International Genealogical Index - online from the LDS church
Anon (1899) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, The PhotoHistorian, No. 118 Supplement, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209. Courtesy of John Bradley.
Craven, Maxwell (ed.) (1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith
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