Presiding over the U.S. at the end of World War II and at the onset of the subsequent Cold War, Harry S Truman has long been regarded as one of America’s best Chief Executives. Post-presidency respect for Truman came in the form of a 75th birthday party at New York’s lavish Waldorf Astoria Hotel. These artifacts hail from that celebration and are headlined by a dinner program signed by Truman. Executed in black-ink fountain pen on the front cover, Truman’s scripting projects (“9”) strength. Full photo LOA from PSA/DNA. More on our website.
Harry Truman 75th Birthday Signed Dinner Program an 8-1/2 x 11” thick stock program with a deckled right edge and an eight-page insert. The front cover is home to a relief likeness of Truman with dates of his Presidential tenure (“1945-1952”) in gold-colored relief. In black-ink steel tip fountain pen, Truman has personalized the program to an event volunteer and signed his name “Harry Truman” (“9” strength). The interior pages include a black-and-white portrait of Truman, as well as an event itinerary.
Additional souvenirs include:
Invitations (2) 4-3/4 x 3-7/8” thick stock invitation placards (come with the original envelope)
Thank You Letter dated “May 22, 1959” and typewritten on a 7-1/4 x 10-1/2” watermarked sheet of Samuel Rosenman’s personal stationery (Rosenman presided over the ceremonies at Truman’s 75th birthday celebration); the correspondence offers thanks for a volunteer for her efforts in making the Diamond jubilee Dinner a success.
Also included is a supplementary list of sponsors (likely an addendum to the dinner program).