Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 300

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(TRUMAN, HARRY S) Perskie, Leon; photographer. Presentation album of the Truman inauguration. 159 silver prints, most about 7 x 9 inches, artfully laid down on 81 scrapbook pages; bound with a presentation sheet to John M. Redding from the Democratic National Committee, a photograph, and Redding's invitations to the inauguration and ball. Oblong folio, 11 x 14 inches, original calf gilt with title "Inauguration, Harry S. Truman, Alben W. Barkley as President and Vice President," minimal wear, sticker remnant on front cover; internally clean except for minimal dampstaining along fore-edge; signed by the photographer and the committee chairman J. Howard McGrath. (TFC) Washington, 20 January 1949

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The original owner John M. Redding was at the time the publicity director for the Democratic National Committee, and was appointed as Truman's Assistant Postmaster General in 1950.