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.