Williamsburg, 5 January 1952. 14¾ x 18¾in., matted and framed, signed by each man on the matt, below their image. " /> CHURCHILL, Winston S. and TRUMAN, Harry S. Oversized black and white photograph signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), as Prime Minister, and ("Harry S. Truman"), as President, aboard the U.S.S. <I>Williamsburg</I>, 5 January 1952. <I>14¾ x 18¾in., matted and framed, signed by each man on the matt, below their image</I>. | Christie's
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    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    CHURCHILL, Winston S. and TRUMAN, Harry S. Oversized black and white photograph signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), as Prime Minister, and ("Harry S. Truman"), as President, aboard the U.S.S. Williamsburg, 5 January 1952. 14¾ x 18¾in., matted and framed, signed by each man on the matt, below their image.

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    CHURCHILL, Winston S. and TRUMAN, Harry S. Oversized black and white photograph signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), as Prime Minister, and ("Harry S. Truman"), as President, aboard the U.S.S. Williamsburg, 5 January 1952. 14¾ x 18¾in., matted and framed, signed by each man on the matt, below their image.

    A SUPERB ASSOCIATION OF THESE TWO GREAT LEADERS, just three months after Churchill's return to number 10 Downing Street. An aged and stooped Churchill (aged 77, and holding a restorative cigar) stands next to a beaming Truman. Churchill had come, in part, to make amends. At dinner, just after this photo was taken, the Prime Minister said: "The last time you and I sat across the conference table was at Potsdam, Mr. President. I must confess, sir, I held you in very low regard then. I loathed your taking the place of Franklin Roosevelt. I misjudged you badly. Since that time, you more than any other man, have saved Western civilization" (quoted in McCullough, 874-875). One other example of this photograph has appeared at auction, Sotheby's New York, 19 May 1997, the Pamela Harriman sale, lot 125, $30,000.


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