It Was a Happy National Capital
After the Good News Carnet
( Bus and other vehicular traffic was at a virtual standstill when cheering celebrators of the
war’s end jammed streets of the Capital. This was the scene on F street, looking toward the
Treasury Building at Fifteenth street. —Star Staff Photo.
Secretary of State Byrnes, former Secretary Hull and President Truman congratulate one
1 another In a three-way handshake in the President’s office after the announcement.—AP Photo.
“There’s always room for one more’’ was the rule of the night as regulations limiting num
ber of car occupants went by the board. —Star Staff Photo.
A warm feeling of kinship prevailed throughout the cele
bration as evidenced by this happy group. —Star Staff Photo.
Ticker tape, confetti, cheering, and kissing—all in the night's gayety. Picture was made
it Fourteenth and F streets. —Star Staff Photo.
President and Mrs. Truman wave to crowds in Lafayette Square across from the White House. Commodore James K. Var
daman, naval aide, is at extreme left and secret service men at right. —AP Photo
Thousands of excited persons in Lafayette Square, many of whom had kept vigil for days, awaiting the announcement, pic- j
tured when the good news finally came. —AP Photo,
Stalled streetcars served as grandstand seats in front of the White House for crowds awaiting a glimpse of the President.
\ f * —AP Photo.
Yes, there was dancing in the streets. An obliging cab driver provided music by loud speaker, shown In the picture.
m * —Star Staff Photo.
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