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Description: Harry S. Truman signed this first day cover commemorating the end of World War II. There is a duotone portrait of the former president at the bottom left corner beneath the words: “Today, May 8, 1945, at 9:00 A. M., the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, officially announced that Germany had surrendered unconditionally to the United Nations. Thus the most horrible war in the history of mankind which began on September 1, 1939, came to an inglorious end.” There is a 3-cent postage stamp with a profile portrait of a bust of Thomas Jefferson at the upper right corner next to a circular cancellation stamp for Lost Nation, Iowa dated May 8, 1945. The circular stamp overlaps Truman’s signature. An 8-cent stamp is at the bottom right corner and depicts the White House with a large American flag. To the left of this stamp is another circular cancellation dated January 27, 1973 from Henrietta, NY.

Harry S. Truman was a farmer, haberdasher, county court judge, and World War I veteran┬ábefore he was elected to the US Senate in 1934. After more than a decade representing Missouri as a Senator, he became Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Vice President in 1945 and succeeded to the Presidency after Roosevelt’s death. He was re-elected in 1948.

3 5/8″ x 6 1/2″. Item #A01702

Condition: Fine condition.