• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.

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.
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.

Did You Know?

Margaret Truman in striped bathing suit. Credit: National Park Service

Harry and Bess referred to their daughter, Margaret, as “Marg,” “Margie,” and sometimes “Marger” – all pronounced with a hard “g.”