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Harry S. Truman Takes the Oath of Office

This is a photograph taken by National Park Service photographer Abbie Rowe of President Harry S. Truman taking the oath of office in the Cabinet Room on April 12, 1945, after the sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. First Lady Bess Truman and daughter Margaret Truman stand to Truman's right. Rowe was a prolific photographer, providing extensive coverage of the presidency from the Roosevelt through the Lyndon B. Johnson administrations.
Abbie Rowe
Date of Work
April 12, 1945
National Archives and Records Administration