Item #007890 A Second World War U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph featuring Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek at the Cairo Conference on 25 November 1943
A Second World War U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph featuring Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek at the Cairo Conference on 25 November 1943

A Second World War U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph featuring Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek at the Cairo Conference on 25 November 1943

Cairo: U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1943. Photograph. This is an original Second World War U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek at the Cairo Conference on 25 November 1943.

The gelatin silver print measures 10 x 8.25 inches (25.4 x 21 cm). Condition is very good plus, the paper complete and the image clean, with no appreciable fading, toning, or scuffing, and only minor wear confined to the blank white margins. The image's lower left features the circular emblem of “SIGNAL CORPS U.S. Army” embedded in the negative. The verso features a four-line ink stamp at the lower left reading “U. S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS PHOTOS | ANTHONY F. WIN | 2439 NORTH FRANCISCO AVE | CHICAGO 47, ILLINOIS”. Pencil notation in two lines reads "Cairo, Egypt. | Nov. 25th '43". The image is protected within a clear, archival sleeve.

The First Cairo Conference – codenamed “Sextant” – convened the leaders of The United States, Great Britain, and China to coordinate Allied counteroffensive strategy against the Empire of Japan. Chiang Kai-Shek (1887-1975) led mainland China from 1928 to 1949, until his overthrow by Mao's communist revolution and his retreat to Taiwan, where he led the vestigial Republic of China government until his death. During and after the Second World War, Chiang and his American-educated wife, Soong Mei-ling (1898-2003), known in the United States as "Madame Chiang", held the support of the American interests who held out hope for a Christian and democratic China. In 1943, the year this image was captured. Soong Mei-ling conducted an eight-month speaking tour of the United States to build support for Nationalist China, including an address to the U.S. Congress. Item #007890

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