October 30, 2023

Display of Political Cartoons of Churchill Taken from the Pages of Punch opens at the NCLC in Washington

Winston Churchill loved political cartoons, and political cartoonists loved Winston Churchill. Nowhere was this more evident than in the pages of Punch, for more than a hundred years Britain’s preeminent satirical journal. A selection of Churchill cartoons form a new temporary exhibit at the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) in Washington, D. C.

Winston featured in more than 600 cartoons published by Punch in his lifetime and after. The exhibit is a small selection chosen to showcase the breadth of topic and time where cartoonists were inspired by Winston. Learn more about his life through depictions of him as a cherub, a man of many hats, a winged bulldog, and Winnie the Pooh.

“Churchill in Punch” is now on display at the NCLC and will run through 2 January 2024.

The exhibit has been co-curated by Katherine Carter, Property Curator, and Gary Stiles, author of Churchill and Punch, and in partnership with TopFoto. This exhibit was originally on display at Chartwell in the spring of 2023

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