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President Truman with Governor Dewey at dedication of the Idlewild Airport.

Accession Number: 2006-12

President Truman with Governor Dewey at dedication of the Idlewild Airport.

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: President Harry S. Truman (center, left) shakes hands with New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (center, right) as they meet for the first time since nominated by their respective parties for the Presidency. They attended the dedication of the Idlewild Airport in New York City, the largest in the world at that time. On the left is Grover A. Whalen, Chairman of the Mayor's Committee for the Commemoration of the Golden Anniversay of the City of New York. Second from the right is New York Mayor William O'Dwyer. The others are unidentified. (See 77-3549 and 3550, 63-976, and 92-8.) From: Bill Sitler, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Date: July 31, 1948
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ARC Keywords: Airports; Dedications (Monuments, etc.); Governors; Mayors; Presidential campaign, 1948; Presidential candidates; Presidents
HST Keywords: Truman - Ceremonies - Dedications - Presidency - Idlewild Airport; Airports - Idlewild - New York; New York, New York City; Truman - Dignitaries - Political Associates - Dewey, Thomas; Truman - Dignitaries - Mayors; Truman - Campaigns - Presidential - 1948 General File
People Pictured: Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971; O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Whalen, Grover A. (Grover Aloysius), 1886-1962
Rights: Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.

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Credit: Bill Sitler, United States Army Signal Corps.
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