• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

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Sport Shirt - HSTR 17411

HSTR 17411, Royal Palm Sportswear

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White stylized swans on gray ground, border print, convertible collar, mother of pearl buttons.
Rayon
Royal Palm Sportswear, Miami
1948

Measurement: L 82.8, W 44.7 CM

The convertible collar has an extra button up under the right side and a loop on the left. The collar could be worn buttoned all the way up to the neck or with the loop left unbuttoned and collar spread out.

 
Truman with staff in Key West, November 1948.
Matthew Connelly, Truman's appointments secretary, and Charlie Ross, press secretary, with Truman in Key West, November 1948. This was one of Truman's favorite shirts as he is photographed wearing it during several subsequent trips.
US NAVY

Did You Know?

Harry Truman with President Nixon. Credit: Truman Library.

Five presidents visited the Truman home: Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, & Richard Nixon came to see Mr. and Mrs. Truman, and Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter visited Mrs. Truman after she was a widow.