PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1956 - HFSID 154633
Sale Price $1,360.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed photo taken at the press conference where Truman announced the engagement of his daughter Margaret, framed in the Gallery of History style to 17½x17½
Photograph signed: "Harry Truman". B/w, 7¼x9½. This photograph by World Wide Photos of former 33rd U.S. President (1945-1953) Harry S Truman (1884-1972) was taken at a Kansas City press conference on March 12, 1956, when Truman announced the engagement of his daughter, Margaret, to "New York Times" reporter Clifton Daniel. The couple married in Independence, Missouri, Truman's home state, one month later. Truman, a WWI veteran, one-time haberdasher, former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), had been elected Vice President for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, and he assumed the presidency in April 1945, following the sudden death of FDR. During his first term, Truman ordered the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1945), forcing a Japanese surrender and the end of WWII (1939-1945), announced his Fair Deal domestic program (September 1945) and issued the Truman Doctrine (March 1947), which guaranteed aid to any nation resisting Communist aggression. Following his stunning 1948 defeat of Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, Truman oversaw the foundation of NATO (April 1949) and sent troops to South Korea to repel the North Korean invasion (June 1950). After leaving the White House, Truman returned to Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation of the Truman Library. Minor surface scratches on right sleeve of suit. Defect from original negative has reproduced at upper background. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 17½x27½.
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