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The Long Sunset
Winston Churchill, ca. 1880
In his book My Early Life, Churchill dates this early picture to his time in Ireland during the tenure of his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant. If so, it must have been taken before February 1880 when he was just five years old. Other sources place it slightly later, but it is definitely pre-school and depicts a boy who is used to having the run of palaces, parks, and servants.

Object Details:
Copyprint. Broadwater Collection, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (12.1)

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Forebears and Family
Image: Winston Churchill, ca. 1880
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