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Item 2019 - Harry S. Truman Signed Photograph Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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Impressively large matte-finish 19.5 x 15.5 photo of Truman signing the National Security Act Amendments of 1949, affixed to a 24 x 20 mount bearing a descriptive label, signed on the mount in fountain pen. Scattered marks and dings to the mount, a line of toning to the right side, and a surface impression above the signature. This act amended the National Security Act of 1947, which was a major restructuring of the American military following World War II. The 1947 Act merged the Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment. This 1949 amendment was important in unifying the Army, Navy, and Air Force under the control of the secretary of defense, and renamed the National Military Establishment as what it remains today—the Department of Defense. Among the dignitaries invited to the bill signing that are seen here surrounding Truman are: Louis A. Johnson, leaning on the desk; General Omar Bradley, seen over Johnson’s shoulder; Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray, behind Truman and with his eyes closed; and Secretary of the Navy Francis Matthews, to the right side. A remarkable image of an important moment in the modernization of the US military. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA. Originally from the General Hoyt Vanderberg Estate.

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