Lot 394: Churchill Winston S.



2016-02-24 17:01:21

Lot 394: Churchill Winston S.: (1874-1965) British Prime Minister 1940-45, 1951-55. Nobel Prize Winner For Literature, 1953. An Excellent, Large Signed Sepia 9.5 X 13.5 Photograph Of Churchill In A Head And Shoulders Pose Wearing A Polkadot Bowtie. Photograph By Harris And Ewing Of Washington. Signed ('Winston S. Churchill') To The Lower Border Immediately Beneath The Image. An Unusual Image To Find Signed By Churchill. Some Very Light, Extremely Minor Age Wear To The Edges, Otherwise Vg From Churchill'S Appearance, And The Photographers Being Based In Washington, It Is Likely That This Photograph Was Captured While Churchill Was In The American Capital In March 1946. Having Failed To Be Re-Elected As Britain'S Prime Minister After The End Of World War Ii, Churchill Met With American President Harry S. Truman In Washington Before Travelling To Fulton, Missouri, On 5Th March 1946. In The President'S Home Town, Churchill Delivered His Famous "Iron Curtain" Speech To 40,000 People Gathered At Westminster College. The Speech, Entitled The Sinews Of Peace Changed The Way That The Democratic West Viewed The Communist East And, As Result Of His Use Of The Term Iron Curtain, The Phrase Became Popularly Recognized As The Division Of Europe Between East And West. Many Historians Believe Churchill'S Iron Curtain Speech Marked The Beginning Of The Cold War. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction featuring The David Smith Collection & The Collection of a Gentleman March 2016 Saturday, 5th March 2016 Estimate: £2000 - 3000
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