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    Harry S Truman: The Famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" Newspaper Headline, The Chicago Tribune. 16.25" x 11.25" sight size, framed 22" x 16.75" overall (not examined out of the frame). One of the most avidly collected mementoes of the politics of the mid 20th century. The pro-Republican Chicago Tribune, combining excessive optimism with the desire to get a jump on the competition, rushed into print their November 3rd 1948 edition proclaiming Dewey to be the victor. Late returns from California tipped the balance to Truman, and the rest is history. Truman was photographed beaming and holding up a copy of the Tribune, probably the most iconic political photograph of the 20th century. Interestingly, the same phenomenon occurred in 1916, as several different newspapers proclaimed Republican Charles Evan Hughes to be the victor; however once again late results from California gave the election to Woodrow Wilson. Even toning, else excellent.

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    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
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