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Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
"Spy" [Leslie Ward]. Winston. From "The Vanity Fair Album: A Show of Statesmen, Judges, and Men of the Day," vol. XXXII, 1900
When Churchill returned home from South Africa and prepared to enter the political world, the press began to compare him to his famous father. This caricature of Winston drawn by "Spy" before his election to Parliament was strikingly similar to one of his father drawn some twenty years earlier by the same artist. Both images were used to illustrate a continuing series of articles in Vanity Fair entitled "Men of the Day." The article that accompanied Winston's caricature stated, "He can write and he can fight. . . . But he can hardly be the slave of any party," and ended ". . . his ways and manners are constant reminders of his father."

Object Details:
Copyprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (43a)


Related Theme:
The Politician
Image: "Spy" [Leslie Ward]. Winston. From "The Vanity Fair Album: A Show of Statesmen, Judges, and Men of the Day," vol. XXXII, 1900
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