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Creation Date



London, England




Photographic postcard


5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (13.9 × 8.8 cm)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number


Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

Beneath image, lower right: "Portrait by Cecil Beaton."

Beneath image, lower margin: ""WE WILL FINISH THE JOB" / "We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken / or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, / nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and / exertion will wear us down. / GIVE US THE TOOLS AND WE WILL FINISH THE JOB." / Mr. Churchill's reply to Mr. Roosevelt."

Reverse of postcard:

Upper center: "TUCK'S POST CARD / CARTE | POSTALE" [ "|" indicates where the words are split by one logo of Raphael Tuck & Sons featuring an image of a reclining, toga-wearing woman pointing at a globe in the center, surrounded by the words "THE WORLD'S ART SERVICE / RAPHEL TUCK & SONS LP"]

Written in the margin perpendicular to "TUCK'S POSTCARD", left of postcard: "Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Printed in England. / FINE ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN AND TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY"

Left of dividing line down the middle: [Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom] / ""THIS IS A TIME FOR EVERYONE / TO STAND TOGETHER AND HOLD FIRM !" / —The Prime Minister", right of line: "(FOR ADDRESS ONLY)"

The upper right corner contains a box for a postage stamp, at the center of which is Raphael Tuck & Sons' main logo featuring an easel and paint pallet. Written in pencil diagonally over this: "2£"

Creator Biography

Cecil Beaton, English, 1904–1980 (photographer).

Raphael Tuck & Sons, English, 1866–ca.1960 (publisher).


Sepia portrait of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated at a table. One hand rests on the table holding a cigar as he turns to look at the camera. Beneath the portrait is a quote from Churchill indicated as in response to United States president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.