• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Suit - May 1919

Harry Truman's wedding suit, single-breasted, cream and black houndstooth.
Labeled Wm. Marks, but reportedly made by Truman's friend and best man, Ted Marks.
Dated 5/17/1919
HSTR 3435

Ted Marks Images
Ted Marks Oral History Interview, Harry S. Truman Library

 
Harry Truman's wedding suit.
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Receipt from Ted Marks, 1919.
"Shepard plaid" on the second line likely refers to Truman's wedding suit. Shepard's plaid (or shepard's check) was a precursor to houndstooth and the names may have been used interchangeably. The suit was purchased for $65.
Courtesy of Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 
Interior pocket label, HSTR 3435.
Label on inside pocket of jacket, dated 5/17/1919.
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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.