"With kindest regards and happy memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A": Harry Truman signed photograph

  • Harry Truman Signed Photograph.

Harry Truman Signed Photograph.

$3,500.00

Item Number: 94776

Large black and white photograph of the Senate Committee investigation headed by Harry Truman into the $40 million contract for wartime planes with Howard Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser, lengthily inscribed by Truman, “To my good friend and Committee Councilor Charles Patrick Clark, with kindest regards and happy memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A. Harry Truman, Chm, Independence, Mar. 15, ’57.” To the sides of the inscription Truman has listed those in attendance. In near fine condition. The photograph measures 13.5 inches by 10.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 19 inches.

Headed by Harry S. Truman, the bipartisan Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program proved to be one of the most successful investigative efforts ever mounted by the U.S. government: an initial budget of $15,000 was expanded over three years to $360,000 to save an estimated $10–15 billion in military spending and thousands of lives of U.S. servicemen.

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