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Truman Signs North Atlantic Treaty Proclamation

Accession Number: 73-3194

Truman Signs North Atlantic Treaty Proclamation

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: President Harry S. Truman (seated) signs a proclamation declaring into effect the 12-nation North Atlantic Pact. They are in the Oval Office. Witnessing the signing are, from left to right: Sir Frederic Hoyer-Millar of the United Kingdom; Ambassador Henrik de Kauffmann of Denmark; Canadian Embassy Counselor W. D. Matthews; Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson; Ambassador Wilhelm Munthe de Morgenstierne of Norway; Ambassador Henri Bonnet of France; Baron Robert Silvercruys, Ambassador of Belgium; Ambassador Pedro Pereira of Portugal (partly obscured by Acheson); Secretary of State Dean Acheson; Netherlands Minister Jonkheer Otto Reuchlin; and Italian Embassy Counselor Mario Lucielli.
Date: August 24, 1949
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ARC Keywords: Ambassadors; Cabinet officers; International organization; International relations; Presidents
HST Keywords: NATO; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Truman - Signing - Documents - NATO
People Pictured: Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971; Bonnet, Henri, 1888-1978; Kauffmann, Henrik, 1888-1963; Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966; Matthews, Wilmot Donald, 1906-; Pereira, Pedro Teotonio, 1902-1972; Reuchlin, Otto; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Morgenstierne, Wilhelm, b. 1887; Silvercruys, Robert, 1893-1971; Lucielli, Mario; Millar, Frederick Robert Hoyer, 1st Baron Inchyra, 1900-1989
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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