Friday, November 16, 2012

Truman



Ah, back in the day when our president wore a Stetson, and carried a couple of Colt Peacemakers. To be honest, Truman was Senator when this picture was taken he was not yet president. Nonetheless, it is a pretty impressive picture of Truman.

Today wraps up Hat Week . . . I am thinking of two things for next week, either Women's Hats or Rugged Men week.

17 comments:

  1. Didn't know he carried a couple of six-shooters all the time.
    So nobody was going to be able to get the drop on him.

    Either one works for me. I can make fun of one and make good comments on the other.

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  2. It looks like there is some writing or logo on the side of his hat. What is it?

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  3. I'd like to see some really rugged men, if you please. A good segway from the hats we just finished.

    Truman was probably one of our best prsidents and this picture shows him in a good enforcer outfit. Could be a Texas Ranger of the time.

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  4. If I could have voted for him at 4 years old, I would have. :)

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  5. Harry just plain was good before the camera. Pics of him were more often than not very, very good. Thanks for this one.

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  6. May we have the ladies' hats after the rugged men..I'll let Al go first.
    Have a great day.

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  7. Can we just have a week of Edward Curtis?????
    {{:-)))

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  8. I've done some research to find out if Truman did carry a pair of colts, or a pair of anything and can't find any information that he was a Texas Ranger. From a historical aspect I'd be interested in any confirming links that anyone may have.
    I would think a couple of colts would be a bit bulky to carry around in public and with his security why would he need them?
    Anyone know who the man on the left is? His face is familiar but I can't grasp the name. He's wearing suit court that seems ceremonial with interesting cuffs and three buttons.

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    1. If memory serves me - and it may not - Truman didn't have a Secret Service detail. Many of the perks our presidents have today were not available in the Truman era. He could walk down the street in peace, Hoover frequently went unattended to the movies. We were much more civilized then.

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  9. Maybe combine it. Rugged men with their wives or girlfriends wearing those huge high fashion hats. Then we can discuss the guy or the lady, the hat, or even the relationship between the rugged guy and his lady friend in the picture. Have a nice weekend all.

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  10. Of course Truman was well dressed. He ran a haberdashery before entering politics.

    I do not like many of Truman's policies or the way he fired MacArthur (although he had the right to fire him), but I believe he was an honest man.

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  11. I have been waiting all week for a photo of a womans hat, but I do like the idea of rugged men!

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  12. That other man with Truman is Vice Preident John Nance Garner, from Uvalde Texas. These pistols may have been his.

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  13. Usually Truman wore a short brimmed Stetson Open Road hat, a "Western" hat but with a short brim, like most Fedoras had/have. I occasionally wear one myself. This is the first instance I've seen of him wearing a broader brimmed hat.

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  14. Presidents have had Secret Service protection from the time of Lincoln. It was just not as high level as it it nowadays. THe JFK assassination had a lot to do with that. In Truman's time, however, a former president did not have secret service protection. He was left to completly fend for himself. Truman was also the first former President to receive a pension for his service. COngress passed the Pres. Pension act once it was revealed that the former Pres. was in deep debt.

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  15. Keep thinking of Collidge who set up Hoover for the great depression with his constant delegating of authority to his corrupt cabinet who really made some mad money!

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