PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 43887
HARRY S TRUMAN Oversized 13¾x11 sepia-toned photo of President Harry Truman sitting at a desk and with papers in his hand, signed with his "Best wishes & kindest regards" Inscribed photograph signed: "Best wishes & kindest/regards to Anna Mosat/from/Harry Truman".
Sale Price $1,870.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
Oversized 13¾x11 sepia-toned photo of President Harry Truman sitting at a desk and with papers in his hand, signed with his "Best wishes & kindest regards"
Inscribed photograph signed: "Best wishes & kindest/regards to Anna Mosat/from/Harry Truman". B/w sepia-toned, 13¾x11 overall, 13½x10½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. 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. Lightly toned, soiled, silvered, creased and rippled. Parts of signature have low contrast but are legible. Light scratches and scuff marks on image. Adhesive residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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