Princess Elizabeth Presents Gifts to President Truman
This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) of the United Kingdom presenting a mid 19th century trumeau to President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman. It was sent on behalf of her father, King George VI, to commemorate the completion of Truman's White House renovations. Left to Right: Bess Truman, President Truman, Princess Elizabeth, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The word trumeau is taken from the French word for "the space between windows," which is a common, but not exclusive, place for this type of piece to reside. See image numbers 840 and 688 for examples of this trumeau in situ.