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Large Truman signed photo displaying the banner headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN
Large Photograph Signed ?To Courteney Barber / with happy memories! / 8/12/56 Harry S Truman.? Black & white, 13.25? x 10.5? (visible). Attractively cloth-matted outside glass and framed under glass to an overall size of 21? x 18.5. Uniformly creased, not affecting inscription or signature. Not examined outside the frame. In apparent very good condition.On election night, November 2, 1948, an early deadline compelled the editors of the ?Chicago Daily Tribune,? published by ardent Republican Robert R. McCormick, to go to press before the polls had closed in many states. Republican Dewey won the electoral votes of the nation?s two largest states, New York (47) and Pennsylvania (35), both on the east coast. With incomplete data, the editors of the pro-Republican newspaper relied on their earlier polls which predicted Dewey?s victory. Many pollsters had stopped polling in September. It has been estimated that about 15% of Dewey's supporters switched to Truman in the final days before the
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