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Truman Reading Announcement of Japanese Surrender

Accession Number: 73-2017

Truman Reading Announcement of Japanese Surrender

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: President Harry S. Truman (standing at desk) reads the announcement of the Japanese surrender ending World War II to various reporters and officials in the Oval Office. Seated on the sofa in the background are (left to right): Reathel Odum, Mrs. Bess W. Truman, Samuel Rosenman, and John Snyder. Seated behind President Truman is Secretary of State James Byrnes. Standing behind President Truman at the window is Attorney General Tom Clark (left) and Senator Arthur Vandenberg (right). Others are unidentified.
Date: August 14, 1945
Related Collection:
ARC Keywords: Armistices; Cabinet officers; First ladies; Legislators; Presidential advisors; Presidents; Press; Press conferences; Reporters and reporting; White House staff; World War, 1939-1945
HST Keywords: Japan - Surrender; Truman - Conferences - Press - 1945
People Pictured: Truman, Bess Wallace, 1885-1982; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972; Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977; Odum, Reathel M.; Rosenman, Samuel I. (Samuel Irving), 1896-1973; Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985; Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951
Rights: Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.

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Credit: Abbie Rowe, National Park Service.
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