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Framed VINTAGE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH and SIGNATURE of Winston Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Date: 1927
Size (Details): 6 x 8 inches (18 x 21 inches overall)

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 204630

Description: This quite unique, original bromide studio portrait photograph of Winston Churchill is by Arthur Hands of Wanstead, who has signed the mount in the lower right corner. The mount is also inscribed in ink: "The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (Chancellor of the Exchequer)."

The photograph measures 6 x 8 inches and is in very good condition, with some light surface scratches. It has been matted with Winston Churchill's ink signature on a fragment of embossed Treasury Chambers, Whitehall letterhead along with a typed presentation note on similarly embossed notepaper (3 1/2 x 5 inches) that reads:
With Mr. Churchill's compliments 1.12.27.
The photograph and signature have been elaborately framed in a striking gilded frame (18 x 21 inches overall). Winston Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Stanley Baldwin's Cabinet from 1925-1929.

ARTHUR HANDS (1894-1965) was the second generation photographer to have a studio on the High Street in Wanstead. Hands photographed Winston Churchill in the 1920s as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He also photographed the writer Vera Brittain's fiancé, Roland Leighton, who died during the First World War and was one of the subjects of Brittain's memoir TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. These photographs are part of the Vera Brittain Collection at the Imperial War Museum.

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