Truman, Harry S. Harry Truman Large and Specially-Bound Inauguration Photo Album. Washington, D.C., January 20, 1949. Leon Perskie, photographer. Matthew J. Connelly’s presentation album of photographs documenting the Inauguration of Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley as President and Vice President of the United States. In custom blue leather binder, gilt and embossed “Honorable and Mrs. Matthew J. Connelly.” Contains 130 9 x 7” silver print photographs, commencing with invitations to the inaugural, portraits of Truman and Barkley, and followed by the swearing in at the Capitol, motorcade, parade, fireworks, banquets, balls, various portraits, including Truman at desk with “Dewey Defeats Truman” newspaper at hand, all cabinet members and staffers, including Matthew J. Connelly. Images of various events depict celebrities such as George Jessel, Master of Ceremonies, Lena Horne, Xavier Cugat, Edgar Bergen, and military figures including Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and many others. Indexed. 14 x 11 ½”. 5” thick, weighing eight pounds. Very good.