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SIGNED Official PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH of Winston Churchill

By Direct Descent from a Staffmember of Bernard Baruch


By: "Vivienne" Mellish Entwhistle (photographer)
Date: 1950s circa
Published: [London]
Size (Details): 3 x 4 inches (Black & White original bromide print)

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 207700

Description: A signed example of Winston Churchill's definitive official portrait photograph from his second term as Prime Minister, taken by the noted society photographer Vivienne Mellish Entwhistle, who went by the name "Vivienne." The pocket-sized print (3 x 4 inches) is here mounted on the photographer's card mount (5 x 6 1/2 inches), backstamped: "Vivienne 20th Century Studios Limited, 1 Hamilton Mews, London, Copyright." and is SIGNED in ink on the mount: "Winston S. Churchill." The photocard is enfolded in the photographer's original paper enclosure, blindstamped on the front: "Vivienne London."

This print was acquired directly from a former longtime employee of Bernard Baruch's in New York City. According to the owner, it was Churchill's habit when staying with Baruch at his East 66th Street townhouse, to hand out these signed photographs in lieu of tipping the staff. Once Churchill had gone, Baruch would pass among the staff and offer them $100 each for their signed photographs. In this instance, the owner demured.

 Please Note: This is a weighty item and does not qualify for free shipping.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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