• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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.
NPS PHOTO
 
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.
NPS PHOTO
 
 

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