Group of five news service photographs of President Harry S Truman complete with captions attached. Various dates from the late 1940s to the earl 1950s. Measuring 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 to 7-1/2 x 10.
In the election of 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt chose Senator Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) to be his vice presidential candidate. On April 12, 1945 Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president. In 1945 he made the decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, finally ending the war. Truman steered the U.S. through the post-war period with colorful, no-nonsense harangues that have since grown legendary. He was re-elected in 1948 in a contest many expected him to lose to the Republican candidate, Thomas Dewey. (A famous photograph shows Truman holding up a premature edition of the Chicago Tribune with the headline 'Dewey Defeats Truman.') Growing discontent with the U.S. involvement in Korea led Truman to give up politics at the end of his second term. He was succeeded as president by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The S doesn't stand for anything...
$500 No. 2795