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Stalin shaking hands with Byrnes at Potsdam Conference.

Accession Number: 63-1456-46

Stalin shaking hands with Byrnes at Potsdam Conference.

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: Delegates of the Potsdam Conference in Germany prepare to leave the conference room at Cecilienhof Palace, as photographers and newsreel cameramen gather on staircase. Soviet Prime Minister Josef Stalin talks to Secretary of State James Byrnes and President Harry S. Truman (back to camera). Vyacheslav Molotov, V. N. Pavlov are also present. British Prime Minister is standing behind Stalin, partly obscured. General Harry Vaughan is standing, third from the right. See also 62-769 and 62-769A for negatives. From Potsdam album, 1945
Date: July 19, 1945
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ARC Keywords: Armed forces officers; Cabinet officers; Naval officers; Potsdam Conference, 1945; Presidents; Prime ministers; United States-Soviet relations
HST Keywords: Potsdam - Conference area; Truman - Potsdam - Conference area
People Pictured: Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972; Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965; Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-; Pavlov, V. N., interpreter for Joseph Stalin; Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Vaughan, Harry H., 1893-1981
Rights: Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.

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Credit: United States Army Signal Corps.
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