A truly stupendous photograph of Generals Alexander and Montgomery flanking Winston Churchill; an original vintage gelatin print mounted on a large, formal card ceremonially imprinted in a caligraphic style: “General Alexander,” “The Prime Minister,” “Lieut. General Montgomery” and “Western Desert 1942.”
The mount has been signed in ink by each beneath their images, respectively:
“Alexander of Tunis, F.M.,” “W.S.Churchill” and “Montgomery of Alamein F.M.”
The photograph was taken August 1942 in the desert west of Cairo just days after Montgomery had taken command of the Eighth Army. The print measures 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches. The card mount measures 9 x 11 inches. It has browned somewhat with age and the signatures have faded unevenly, with Churchill’s signature retaining the most vibrancy, but the entirety is quite intact and has been museum matted and majestically framed (20 x 22 inches overall).