Harry S Truman and his younger brother J. Vivian Truman were the two oldest children of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Young Truman. Harry, born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri spent time spent as a soldier during World War I, a haberdasher, Presiding Judge of the Jackson County Court, and a United States Senator before becoming the 33rd President of the United States after Franklin Roosevelt’s death in 1945. Vivian, born April 25, 1886 in Mt. Pleasant Township, Cass County, Missouri became a district director for the Federal Housing Administration in Kansas City and a successful farmer in Grandview, Missouri. This photographic print, circa 1888, shows Harry and Vivian Truman as young boys. It is sepia toned and hand tinted. The period studio backdrop is a pond scene. Vivian is seated while Harry is standing and holding a gold tipped cane. As was typical dress for boys during this period, both are wearing a skirt and jacket with a white collar. Originally located in the living room of the Truman Home, this photograph was removed for preservation purposes in 1988 and replaced with a reproduction produced from the negative.