Folio (21½ x 14½ in.), printed in two columns in roman and gothic type, initial capital T in gilt against blue background, other initial caps in blue or red ink; a red white and blue ribbon laid across lower right corner, a 1945 Christmas card from President and Mrs. Truman loosely inserted within the frame. Framed. | Christie's" /> TRUMAN, Harry S. Printed broadside signed ("Harry S. Truman"), as President. "By the President of the United States A Proclamation, The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender.... Washington, D. C., 8 May 1945. <I>Folio (21½ x 14½ in.), printed in two columns in roman and gothic type, initial capital T in gilt against blue background, other initial caps in blue or red ink; a red white and blue ribbon laid across lower right corner, a 1945 Christmas card from President and Mrs. Truman loosely inserted within the frame. Framed</I>. | Christie's
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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    TRUMAN, Harry S. Printed broadside signed ("Harry S. Truman"), as President. "By the President of the United States A Proclamation, The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender.... Washington, D. C., 8 May 1945. Folio (21½ x 14½ in.), printed in two columns in roman and gothic type, initial capital T in gilt against blue background, other initial caps in blue or red ink; a red white and blue ribbon laid across lower right corner, a 1945 Christmas card from President and Mrs. Truman loosely inserted within the frame. Framed.

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    TRUMAN, Harry S. Printed broadside signed ("Harry S. Truman"), as President. "By the President of the United States A Proclamation, The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender.... Washington, D. C., 8 May 1945. Folio (21½ x 14½ in.), printed in two columns in roman and gothic type, initial capital T in gilt against blue background, other initial caps in blue or red ink; a red white and blue ribbon laid across lower right corner, a 1945 Christmas card from President and Mrs. Truman loosely inserted within the frame. Framed.

    "THE ALLIED ARMIES...WITH GOD'S HELP, HAVE WRUNG FROM GERMANY A FINAL AND UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER"

    A scarce V-E Day proclamation signed by Truman, giving fervent thanks for the Allied victory over Nazi Germany and setting aside a day of prayer. "The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men....Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed....Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945, to be a day of prayer....I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the mermory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory..."

    RARE: ONLY THREE COPIES OF THIS PROCLAMATION HAVE COME TO AUCTION IN THE LAST 25 YEARS.


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