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TOBACCO CARD: "Winston L.S. Churchill, War Correspondent"


Edition: "Leading Generals at the War" series (1 in a series of 54)
Date: 1901
Published: Ogden's Tab Cigarettes [England]
Size (Details): 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches black & white photograph)

Category: Ephemera
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206304

Description: A very early Boer War-era tobacco card featuring Great Britain's highest paid war reporter of his time. Manufactured in 1901 for Ogden's Tab Cigarettes, the card measures 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches and is one in a series of 54 "Leading Generals at the War."
The verso of the card contains an advertisement and brief bio of "Winston L.S. Churchill, war correspondent for Morning Post in South Africa. Taken prisoner near Colenso, Nov. 14th; afterwards escaped from Pretoria."
The card is in in very good conditions, with light wear to the edges only.

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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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