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Harry S. Truman

President Truman Wearing General MacArthur's Hat
John Chase
[President Truman Wearing
General MacArthur's Hat]

Ink on paper, 1950
Prints & Photographs Division

Six months before President Harry S. Truman's dramatic recall of General Douglas MacArthur after the two disagreed about the future course of the Korean War, political cartoonist John Chase ridiculed the president's capacities as a military leader with this caricature of the commander-in- chief dwarfed by his general's outsized hat.

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