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An original 1959 campaign poster from Winston S. Churchill's Woodford constituency featuring Churchill during the final political campaign of his life
Published by Col. W. H. Barlow-Wheeler, printed by Tulip Press Ltd., 69 Cleveland Road, South Woodford, 1959. This is an original campaign poster for Winston S. Churchill from his Woodford constituency during the October 1959 British General Election. This was last British election Churchill contested, which saw him reelected a final time as MP for Woodford for his final term in Parliament.The poster, measuring 15 x 9 inches (38.1 x 22.9 cm) is printed in black on heavy white stock. Prominently centered is a 6.25 x 4.75 inches (15.9 x 12.1 cm) portrait headed by the words "VOTE FOR". Churchill¬ís iconic image was, of course, more than sufficient identification of the candidate. At the head of the poster is printed in two lines "GENERAL ELECTION 1959 | WOODFORD PARLIAMENTARY DIVISION". Below Churchill¬ís portrait, in three lines, is printed "ON | THURSDAY, | 8th. OCTOBER 1959". Publisher and printer information is printed at the lower left of the poster.Condition of this original poster is very good plus, with no loss or tears and no significant wear or toning. We note a touch of soiling at the lower left and a tiny bit of wrinkling to the lower left corner. The 84-year-old Churchill had first been elected to Parliament 59 years earlier in 1900 at the age of 26 while Queen Victoria was still on the throne. On 8 October 1959 the Conservatives won with an increased majority. Churchill himself won with a substantial, 14,000 vote majority. Churchill had represented the same constituency for three and a half decades. In the 1924 General Election, Churchill stood successfully for Ep … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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