PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 154639
Sale Price $1,912.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
B/w, 18¾x14½ photograph of the 33rd President of the United States sitting at a desk, framed to 27x30 overall
Inscribed photograph signed: "Very best wishes to/my good friend Jas. R. Wade/Harry Truman". B/w, 18¾x14½. Harry S Truman (1884-1972) 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 WWII, 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. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on), diagonal crease at left hand. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 27x30.
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