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Lot #294
Harry S. Truman

Vice President Truman's 1945 St. Patrick's Day program

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Vice President Truman's 1945 St. Patrick's Day program

Program for a celebration of St. Patrick's Day by the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, March 17, 1945, 20 pages, 8.5 x 7.25 signed and inscribed inside in green fountain pen, "To Ed McKim, my soldier, dad of my soldier, and my friend, Harry S. Truman, Vice President, U.S.A." This was evidently Truman's own personal program from the event, which he then presented to McKim; the other inscriptions on the page are to Truman, and include: the mayor of Chicago, "To Harry Truman, a great guy, Edward J. Kelly"; a former senator, "To my former colleague, F. Ryan Duffy"; a broadcasting executive, "In compliment to an excellent speech—Leonard Reinsch"; and several others. In fine condition, with old adhesive residue and mounting remnants on the back cover. Truman would become president less than a month later, when FDR passed away on April 12th. A unique association piece from just before Truman's presidency.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #527 - Ended May 09, 2018

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