Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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On this day in 1938 the UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigned, saying that the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had appeased Germany
THE WAR CABINET, 1939
[CHAMBERLAIN (1869-1940, Prime Minister) and his WAR CABINET)]
Fine Unsigned Group Photograph by Vandyk of London, signed by the photographer in white ink, of his War Cabinet at the outbreak of war, showing him seated in the front row, the others including Churchill standing behind, photographer’s stamp on verso, 8” x 12” in margins 10¼” x 13¼”, [London], no date, circa September 1939
EDEN (Sir Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977, Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary (December 1940 – July 1945)
Fine large photo as Prime Minister, signed and inscribed “To Louis Spears with all good wishes from Anthony Eden” with the date, showing him full length walking briskly down the street with his gas mask over his shoulder and his despatch box in his other hand, 11½” x 9”, no place but London, 1942
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