Winston S. Churchill and David Lloyd George Signed Japan-British Exhibition Visitor’s Log.

Rare visitor's log from the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 signed by Winston S. and Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, Raymond and Violet Asquith among others

Winston S. Churchill and David Lloyd George Signed Japan-British Exhibition Visitor’s Log.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.; Clementine Churchill; David Lloyd George; Raymond Asquith.

$6,500.00

Item Number: 119055

Rare visitor’s log from the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 signed by Winston S. and Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, Raymond and Violet Asquith among others. Oblong quarto, bound in full leather with gilt inner dentelles. Signed and dated on the first several pages of the logbook by David Lloyd George, Louis Brennan (the inventor of the gyro monorail which won the exhibition’s Grand Prize), Raymond Asquith, Clementine S. Churchill, Violet Asquith, Winston S. Churchill, Brazilian President Hermes de Fonseca, and several others dated May 16, 1910 to February 18, 1911. Accompanied by a collection of original photographs from the exhibition and a Farewell Dinner Program. The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 was a celebration of Japanese culture and manufacturing designed to cement the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. The exhibition was held in White City and attended by more than 8 million guests including Churchill, then Home Secretary, who invited Asquith and other members of the Cabinet. In very good condition. A fine collection of signatures.

In February 1910, Churchill was promoted to Home Secretary of Herbert Henry Asquith's Liberal Government giving him control over the police and prison services. His first order of business was the implementation of a prison reform system which included educational innovations like the establishment of libraries for prisoners, and a requirement for each prison to stage entertainments four times a year. He also relaxed the rules of solitary confinement and proposed the abolition of automatic imprisonment of those who failed to pay fines. In March 1911, Churchill introduced the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill in parliament. When implemented, it imposed stricter safety standards at coal mines and in April, Lloyd George introduced the first health and unemployment insurance legislation, the National Insurance Act 1911 which Churchill had been instrumental in drafting.

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