• 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.
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?

Exhibit Room, Truman Library. Credit: Truman Library

Truman returned from Washington with so many truckloads of belongings he told a reporter he thought it would take three months to find his socks and ties. He placed many of these items in the Truman Library.