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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

President Truman and Governor Dewey Shake Hands

President Harry S. Truman shakes hands with New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey during a ceremony to open the new Idlewild Airport in New York City, the largest airport in the world. It is the first meeting of the men since they were nominated for president by their respective parties. New York Mayor William O'Dwyer stands between the two presidential candidates. From: Philadelphia Inquirer.

Senator Barkley, President Truman, and Margaret Truman Appear on Campaign Train

President Harry S. Truman waves as he shakes the hand of Vice Presidential nominee Alben Barkley from the rear platform of the presidential campaign train. Margaret Truman also appears on the the platform. The president promised Senator Barkley that he would "fight like hell" to get elected, as they embark from Union Station in Washington, DC, on a 19-state election tour. From: Chicago Sun-Times. 

President Truman Receives an Award from Harlem Ministers

Dr. C. Asapansa-Johnson, president of the Interdenominational Ministers Alliance, presents President Harry S. Truman with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Brotherhood Medal. The award was presented in Dorrance Brooks Square in Harlem. New York Mayor William O'Dwyer stands in the background between Truman and Asapansa-Johnson. Others are unidentified. From: Smalls Art Studio.

President Truman Signs H.R. 6454, Federal Enforcement Agents Retirement Bill

President Harry S. Truman signs H.R. 6454, the Federal Enforcement Agents Retirement bill at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. The bill became Public Law 879 during the 80th Congress. Pictured left to right: Assistant Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service Willard F. Kelly; unidentified; Director of the Bureau of Prisons James V. Bennett; unidentified (mostly obscured); unidentified; Commissioner of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger; unidentified; Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service Watson B.