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Winston S. Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt, designed by Bruce Rogers
The Atlantic Charter
W. C. Hamilton & Sons circa 1943, Philadelphia. This beautiful broadside features the text of the Atlantic Charter, designed by celebrated American typographer and designer Bruce Rogers. Dimensions are a substantial 21 x 13.5 inches (53.3 x 34.3 cm). Condition is excellent, never framed, with only trivial signs of handling and a hint of age-toning to extremities. Moreover, the broadside is accompanied by the original publisher’s slip. We have left the broadside in its original, unframed state to facilitate safe shipping and the aesthetic framing preferences of its next owner. Bruce Rogers may have originally designed this Atlantic Charter broadside for William E. Rudge’s sons in 1943. This printing by W. C. Hamilton & Sons is undated, but appears contemporary to the Second World War; the publisher’s accompanying slip references Rogers’ Oxford Bible, Lawrence’s Odyssey, and the Limited Editions Club Shakespeare, all published in the 1930s, but does not mention Rogers’ 1948 gold medal for graphic arts from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Per the publisher’s slip, "The type face is Goudy’s Hadriano. The border has been Virkotyped from a design made by Mr. Rogers. The paper is Hamilton Weycroft, Ivori, Basis 100." Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was one of the most distinguished typographers and book designers of his time. It is fitting that Rogers lent his art to the Atlantic Charter, which contains some of the most aspirational and influential words of the twentieth century. In August 1941, Winston Churchill braved the Battle of the Atlantic to voyage by warship to Placent … [Click Below for Full Description]
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