|President Harry S. Truman, 1945, Greta Kempton, official White House portrait.|
Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now. I don’t know whether you fellows ever had a load of hay fall on you, but when they told me yesterday what had happened, I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me.” --Harry S. Truman
|Harry Truman, 1948, Greta Kempton, |
National Portrait Gallery
|Roosevelt-Truman campaign poster|
|Madame Tussaud's Harry Truman|
|That's not a smile on Truman's face, it's a "last laugh."|
|Portrait of the Truman Family, Harry, his daughter, Margaret, and his wife, Bess., |
ca. 1950, Greta Kempton.
|Bess Truman, White House portrait, |
ca. 1952, Greta Kempton
|It would have been cheaper to rebuild the whole place from scratch.|
|When Truman returned to his Victorian home in Independence, Missouri, he was dismayed|
to find that the Secret Service had built a wrought iron fence around the place.
|The last president to leave the|
White House a pauper.
|Harry S. Truman, rising to the challenge...|
growing in the job...beating expectations.