Hand colored cat in bag placecard for a party given to Margaret Swope (friend of the Wallace children) and Thornton Miller before their marriage in 1912. Probably for an engagement party with a "letting-the-cat-out-of-the-bag" theme. Bess' brother Frank was a groomsman in the wedding. Placecard, HSTR 28943a,b.
Harry Truman and Bess Wallace with friends at Waterworks Park near Sugar Creek, Missouri, October 1913. L to R: William Rugg, Nell Rugg, Frank Wallace, May Southern, Julia Rugg and Bess Wallace. Harry Truman seated in front. Harry S. Truman Library 82-58-14.
Going on a picnic near Little Blue River in Harry Truman's 1911 Stafford, circa 1913. L to R: Natalie Ott, Mrs. Emma Southern (May Southern Wallace's mother), Frank Wallace, Bess Wallace and Harry Truman. Harry S. Truman Library 73-20.
Harry Truman and Bess Wallace on a fishing trip, Little Blue River, circa 1913. L to R: Mrs. Emma Southern, Bess holding fishing pole, Harry Truman, Frank Wallace and Natalie Ott. Harry S. Truman Library, #84-80.