Prime Minister Churchill signed this iconic Stoneman photograph in 1944, towards the end of World War II. The photograph is a gelatin silver print signed on original mount measuring 6.5 by 5.9 inches. Photographer Walter Stoneman studio stamp on verso. The classic image is framed in black wood and museum glass, soft gray archival mat with opening on verso to show Stoneman's studio stamp, with frame measuring 10 x 12 inches. WINSTON CHURCHILL.
Prime Minister Churchill signed this iconic Stoneman photograph in 1944, towards the end of World War II. The photograph is a gelatin silver print signed on original mount measuring 6.5 by 5.9 inches. Photographer Walter Stoneman studio stamp on verso. The classic image is framed in black wood and museum glass, soft gray archival mat with opening on verso to show Stoneman's studio stamp, with frame measuring 10 x 12 inches.
Prime Minister Churchill signed this iconic Stoneman photograph in 1944, towards the end of World War II. The photograph is a gelatin silver print signed on original mount measuring 6.5 by 5.9 inches. Photographer Walter Stoneman studio stamp on verso. The classic image is framed in black wood and museum glass, soft gray archival mat with opening on verso to show Stoneman's studio stamp, with frame measuring 10 x 12 inches.
WINSTON CHURCHILL

(1874-1965) British statesman known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted orator, historian, writer, and artist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

Prime Minister Churchill signed this iconic Stoneman photograph in 1944, towards the end of World War II. The photograph is a gelatin silver print signed on original mount measuring 6.5 by 5.9 inches. Photographer Walter Stoneman studio stamp on verso. The classic image is framed in black wood and museum glass, soft gray archival mat with opening on verso to show Stoneman's studio stamp, with frame measuring 10 x 12 inches.

Prime Minister Churchill, shown seated with his right arm resting on the edge of his Cabinet table and facing directly into the camera, has signed on the original mount, "Winston S. Churchill. He had apparently written the date as "1943," then crossed out "3" and changed it to "4" suggesting he signed the photograph in early 1944. Why would have Churchill have written the wrong date? The Prime Minister may not have been fully recovered from the pneumonia that sickened him in Tunisia in mid-December 1943. He convalesced in Marakesh, unable to accompany General Eisenhower to the war front. It wasn't until Dec. 27, 1943, that he appeared in public dressed in the uniform of the RAF to inspect a military guard. A mistake in date at the beginning of a new year is not uncommon but the cause of Prime Minister Churchill's error here may have been due to lingering effects of his year end pneumonia. [from: "the illness of Sir Winston Churchill at Carthage, December 1943 contact us for further source listing] Stoneman made the well known war time image for the national Photographic Record at the Cabinet Office on April 1, 1941. Churchill would give out this image, typically in smaller format, to those who worked for him during the war. Condition: a few fingermarks and some silvering, with pinhead size break at upper left corner; some soiling to mount and slight wear at corners. Exceptional in size for this well known war time photograph.

Item #4304

Price: $7,900.00