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An original Second World War press photograph of then-First Lord of The Admiralty Winston S. Churchill on 10 April 1940, exactly one month before he became wartime Prime Minister
Copyright by The Associated Press, Published by The Evening Standard 10 April 1940, London. This striking 10 April 1940 original press photograph of Winston S. Churchill captures him exactly one month before he became wartime Prime Minister. The gelatin silver print on heavy glossy photo paper measures 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.05 x 24.13 cm). Condition is very good with only minor bumps to the corners and one small closed tear at the top that just touches the image. To provide contrast, the background surrounding Churchill’s face was shaded by The Evening Standard’s art department prior to publication – a common practice. Churchill is emerging from an aperture in a brick wall. In the background, two men exchange a briefcase.The photograph is archivally framed in dark brown, beveled-edge walnut measuring 12.625 x 14.75 inches (32.07 x 37.47 cm), set beneath a 2.25 inch margin of (5.72 cm) gray-brown mat and glazed with UV-filtering acrylic. The frame’s verso is matted and mylar-glazed to expose the original press markings on the verso of the photograph. These markings include an Associated Press copyright stamp, as well as an oval Evening Standard stamp dated "10 APR1940". An additional ink stamp repeats the date. During the 1930s, Churchill spent nearly a decade out of power and out of favor, warning against the growing Nazi threat and often at odds with both his Party leadership and prevailing public sentiment. As the Second World War approached, he passed into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. But in September 1939, at the outbreak of the Sec … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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