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Crowded Meeting Room at The Potsdam Conference

Accession Number: 62-769

Crowded Meeting Room at The Potsdam Conference

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: Prior to start of "Big Three" conference in an elaborate estate in the Potsdam area, U. S. Army Signal Corps and Russian Army photographers record the historic moment for the world to see. In top center can be seen the "Big Three", President Harry S. Truman, Josef Stalin, and Winston Churchi1l, all with backs to camera. Inscribed on back of photo: "This is the place I told Stalin about the Atom bomb, which was exploded July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. He didn't realize what I was talking about! HST"
Date: July 17, 1945
Related Collection:
ARC Keywords: Atomic bomb; Potsdam Conference, 1945; Presidents; Prime ministers; United States-Soviet relations; World War, 1939-1945
HST Keywords: Atom Bomb - Reference to; Truman - Autograph - Actual Handwriting - Ref. to; Potsdam - Conference Area; Truman - Potsdam - Conference Area; Churchill, Winston - Potsdam; Stalin, Josef - Potsdam
People Pictured: Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965; Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
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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