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Truman's handwriting on the back of a Potsdam photograph describing telling Stalin about the atomic bomb

Accession Number: 63-1456-46A

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 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: Harry S. Truman's handwriting on the back of a photograph of the Potsdam Conference area, accession number 63-1456-46: "In which I tell Stalin we expect to drop the most powerful explosive ever made on the Japanese. He smiled and said he appreciated my telling him--but he did not know what I was talking about--the Atomic Bomb! HST". See also 62-769 and 769A for negatives." From Potsdam album, 1945
Date: July 19, 1945
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ARC Keywords: Atomic bomb; Potsdam Conference, 1945; Signatures (Writing)
HST Keywords: Atom bomb; Truman - Autographs - Photograph signed - Authentic sign.; Truman - Potsdam - General file
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Credit: United States Army Signal Corps.
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