PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 50095
HARRY S TRUMAN Signed picture postcard of Truman's library after it was opened and dedicated. Picture Post card signed: "Harry Truman". Color, 9x6. Truman wanted to put his library on the remnant of the family farm in Grandview, Missouri owned by him, his brother and sister.
Sale Price $467.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed picture postcard of Truman's library after it was opened and dedicated.
Picture Post card signed: "Harry Truman". Color, 9x6. Truman wanted to put his library on the remnant of the family farm in Grandview, Missouri owned by him, his brother and sister. Truman's brother, Vivian, was not completely happy about the idea of putting a library there. When an architect and a member of Truman's staff involved in planning the Truman Library went to the farm to identify a good site, Vivian indicated he wanted to put it in a low-lying swampy area. The architect pointed to a much better site, on high ground with a good view of the surrounding countryside. Vivian looked it over and pronounced, "Ain't no use wastin' good farmland on any dang old library." The Truman Library ended up in Independence on land donated by the City of Independence, only a few blocks from Truman's home at 219 N. Delaware Street. It was dedicated on July 6, 1957. President and Mrs. Truman are buried in the courtyard of the building. Fine condition.
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