Harry S. and Bess Truman  On June 28, 1919, 35 year old Harry S. Truman married 34 year old Bess Wallace, ending a nine year courtship. The bridesmaid on the left is Louise Wells and on the right is Helen Wallace. In the back row are the best man, Ted Marks, and Bess's brother Frank, who gave her away.

Harry S. and Bess Truman On June 28, 1919, 35 year old Harry S. Truman married 34 year old Bess Wallace, ending a nine year courtship. The bridesmaid on the left is Louise Wells and on the right is Helen Wallace. In the back row are the best man, Ted Marks, and Bess's brother Frank, who gave her away.

"COLORED MEN - The Frst Americans Who Planted our Flag on the Firing Line!" WWI poster of African-American soldiers in bayonet combat with German soldiers, as Lincoln says, "Liberty and freedom shall not perish!" 350,000 served in segregated units, and several units saw action with the French, and 171 won the Legion of Honor. By the end of 1917, over 600 men became captains and lieutenants.

True Sons of Freedom

"COLORED MEN - The Frst Americans Who Planted our Flag on the Firing Line!" WWI poster of African-American soldiers in bayonet combat with German soldiers, as Lincoln says, "Liberty and freedom shall not perish!" 350,000 served in segregated units, and several units saw action with the French, and 171 won the Legion of Honor. By the end of 1917, over 600 men became captains and lieutenants.

Dorothea Lange - 1939 - Portret (October 1939, Ex-Nebraska farmer)

Dorothea Lange - 1939 - Portret (October 1939, Ex-Nebraska farmer)

First Lady Bess Truman She was a non glamorous, matronly woman who ran a very stable and close family life.  Bless insisted on exceptional housekeeping at the White House. After any White House function, even when there were 1,000 guests present ; come 8:00 the Truman's would retire for bedtime.

First Lady Bess Truman's Guide To Wearing Silly Hats

First Lady Bess Truman She was a non glamorous, matronly woman who ran a very stable and close family life. Bless insisted on exceptional housekeeping at the White House. After any White House function, even when there were 1,000 guests present ; come 8:00 the Truman's would retire for bedtime.

President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers

President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers

Gerald and Betty Ford on their wedding day

LOOK: First Couples On Their Wedding Days

Gerald and Betty Ford on their wedding day

Alan Shepherd posing in the first spacesuit design for the Mercury Program in 1963.  He will be the first American to enter space.

Alan Shepherd posing in the first spacesuit design for the Mercury Program in 1963. He will be the first American to enter space.

35 - Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman

35 - Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman

When Ronald Reagan was born, his father John said, "He looks like a fat little Dutchman.  But who knows, he might grow up to be president some day."

When Ronald Reagan was born, his father John said, "He looks like a fat little Dutchman. But who knows, he might grow up to be president some day."

Jimmy Carter, 12 Years Old, With Dog Bozo, 1937

Jimmy Carter, 12 Years Old, With Dog Bozo, 1937

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