Friday, 30 December 2011

Some chicken

Congratulations to the Ottawa Citizen on this article remembering the landmark "Some chicken. Some neck" speech by Winston Churchill in Canada's Parliament 70 years ago today.

This was the occasion on which Yosef Karsh took his photograph of Churchill scowling, a photo that is now housed with the Karsh collection at Library and Archives Canada .

It's remarkable that LAC, supposedly one of Canada's major memory institutions, seems to have amnesia about this anniversary for which it holds an important artifact. No mention on the LAC website.

Could it be LAC's management is embarrassed that under the present organization  collection policy the Karsh photographs might not even qualify for accession.

Some chicken leadership.

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