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|Description:||President Harry S. Truman (standing at desk) reads the announcement of the Japanese surrender ending World War II to various reporters and officials in the Oval Office. Seated on the sofa in the background are (left to right): Reathel Odum, Mrs. Bess W. Truman, Samuel Rosenman, and John Snyder. Seated behind President Truman is Secretary of State James Byrnes. Standing behind President Truman at the window is Attorney General Tom Clark (left) and Senator Arthur Vandenberg (right). Others are unidentified.|
|Date:||August 14, 1945|
|ARC Keywords:||Armistices; Cabinet officers; First ladies; Legislators; Presidential advisors; Presidents; Press; Press conferences; Reporters and reporting; White House staff; World War, 1939-1945|
|HST Keywords:||Japan - Surrender; Truman - Conferences - Press - 1945|
|People Pictured:||Truman, Bess Wallace, 1885-1982; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972; Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977; Odum, Reathel M.; Rosenman, Samuel I. (Samuel Irving), 1896-1973; Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985; Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951|
|Rights:||Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.|
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Credit: Abbie Rowe, National Park Service.
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