PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY - HFSID 279320
Sale Price $1,020.00
HARRY S. TRUMAN and OMAR N. BRADLEY
Signed color photo of President Harry S. Truman and World War II general Omar Bradley in front of the Oval Office fireplace and standing under a portrait of George Washington. Matted to 13¼x16½ in a brown frame with green-and-gold matte.
Photograph signed "Omar N Bradley" and "Harry Truman". Color, 7x10 ½ (visible), matted to 13¼x16½ in a brown wood frame with green-and-gold matte. Captioned: "With General Omar Bradley". This photo may have been taken in the Oval Office; off to the right of the fireplace is a portrait of Simón Bolívar, which Truman also kept over his desk during the early days of his presidency. TRUMAN (1884-1972, born in Lamar, Missouri) had been Vice President for only 82 days when he became the 33rd President of the U.S. (1945-1953) upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the ordeal of ending World War II, Truman oversaw the surrender of Germany (May 7) and ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine, a policy granting Greece and Turkey $400 million in economic and military aid to help them fight Communist aggression. By the end of 1945, Truman had introduced economic measures that would become part of his Fair Deal program. As a result, the minimum wage was increased from 40 to 75 cents an hour through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and Social Security benefits were extended to include approximately ten million more people. During his second term, Truman ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea. BRADLEY (1893-1981, born near Clark, Missouri) took command of the First Army in January 1944, which, constituting the Allied right wing, landed at Utah and Omaha beaches, Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. In August 1944, he became the Commander of the 12th Army Group, the largest force ever commanded on the field. Bradley served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953, being promoted to Five-Star Generalof the Army in 1950. Lacking the arrogance and ostentation of some other generals, Bradley became known as "the soldier's general." Not matted in Gallery of History style. Photo not inspected outside of frame. Photo is lightly toned. Signatures are lightly faded, but legible. Frame is lightly scratched and dented. Otherwise in fine condition.
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