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An original wartime press photo of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with King George VI and his Queen on VE Day, 8 May 1945
Photographic News Agencies, Ltd. 8 May 1945, London. This original press photo captures Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and King George VI and his Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the day Germany’s unconditional surrender took effect, VE Day, 8 May 1945. This press photo was once a part of the working archives of the Evening Standard. The gelatin silver print on matte photo paper measures 6 x 8 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Condition is very good plus. The paper is crisp, clean, and free of scratches with only some minor edge wear with a few small image defects, notably at the King's left shoulder, and to the space between the torsos of Churchill and the Queen. The verso bears a copyright stamp of "Photographic News Agencies, Ltd.", a received stamp of The Daily Telegraph dated 9 May 1945, and a torn typed caption reading "A happy scene on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, showing their Majesties the King and Queen with the Prime Minister." The caption terminates in the printed date "May 8th 45." The image may be considered unusual in that, rather than being focused on the crowd and looking out towards the camera, the King, Churchill and the Queen are all captured in profile, the two men leaning in attentively toward the Queen who is gesturing to them. The photo is housed in a removable archival mylar sleeve within a rigid, crimson cloth folder. The 8th of May 1945 was declared a public holiday in Britain. The previous day, General Alfred Jodl and Admiral Doenitz, representing Germany, signed the German unconditional surrender at Eisenhower’s headquarters in Reim … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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