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POSTWAR Original PRESS PHOTO of Winston Churchill

"General Election"


Date: 1951
Published: British Information Services [New York]
Size (Details): (7 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (black & white gelatin print)

Category: Photographs of Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 17833

Description: The typed paper caption, dated October 18, 1951, reads:
"On October 25 the British people go to the polls to determine who shall be their government. They call it, with British understatement, a General Election. But they know it is far more than that. By filling 625 seats in Parliament by means of a completely secret and free vote, they know that they are indeed the rulers of themselves and a freedom fought for and guarded down through the centuries remains intact. This picture taken at a previous British election gives some idea of the most important thing happening in Britain - possibly in the world - at the present time.
Picture shows - The British do not vote for a Prime Minister. He is usually the leader of the Party that commands the support of a majority in the House of Commons - but he has to fight for his own particular ‘seat' in his constituency. Here Mr. Winston Churchill, Conservative top man, his wife with him, addresses an open-air meeting."

The photograph is in very good condition, stamped on the verso: "British Information Services, An Agency of the British Government, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York."

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