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An original American black-and-white press photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) and British prime minister Winston Churchil (1874–1965)

Description

An original American black-and-white press photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) and British prime minister Winston Churchil (1874–1965) on the back seat of the presidential limousine, Sunshine Special. Washington, ca. 1943. On the back an Associated Press stamp and remains of a press cutting (?). Photo size 18×23 cm. Frame size 33×43 cm.

Churchill was appointed British prime minister on May 10, 1940 and had from the very beginning two paramount goals. One was to brace the British public, practically as well as morally, for the hurricane that was to follw: The Blitz against London and the Battle of Britain. His second goal was to drag America into the war as fast as possible. This wish was fulfilled on December 8, 1941 when Roosevelt declared war on Japan as a result of the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor the previous day. Thus a new phase of the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt was inaugurated, a relationship that since then has been called 'the friendship which saved the world.

Seller informs

This is an original black-and-white press photograph from ca. 1943, which shows normal signs of age and handling. Furthermore one broken corner (lower left corner) as well as pin holes.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

Auction

Art, antiques & collector's items, 23 January 2020

Category

Photos

Estimate

1,500 kr.

Sold

Price realised

1,150 kr.

7 bids

When Bidder Bid
826259 1,150 kr.
889242 (Auto bid) 1,100 kr.
826259 1,050 kr.
889242 900 kr.
826259 850 kr.
807627 800 kr.
948488 750 kr.