33rd President. Uncommon clipped newspaper photo, 6×6.25, showing President Truman shaking hands with Joseph Stalin in Potsdam, boldly signed “Harry S. Truman”.
First such image of Truman and Stalin that we can recall with an autograph.
Back of page shows a map of “Where Yanks Bomb and Shell Japan” and headlines of the day, including:
“Pacific War Communiques”
“2 Minesweepers Lost by U.S. Navy”
One of the articles has a dateline of July 18 – making this newspaper photo contemporary with the actual meeting between Truman and Stalin. Weeks later, Truman would drop two atomic bombs on Japan. Historic autographed image.