By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- May 12, 2006
Number in edition- 500
Artist’s proofs- 50
Paper- Epson matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
When the submarine naval base in Key West was relocated, the land was sold and developed into a housing project. Within that tract of land was Harry Truman’s Little White House, built in 1890 as an officer’s quarters for the navel base. When Harry first visited there in 1946 he fell in love with Key West and returned many times during his presidency for rest and relaxation. Today the Little White House is Florida’s only presidential museum and is still used as a meeting place for various groups and political dignitaries.
The grounds surrounding the property are called the Truman Annex and is occupied with two story white houses and condos. The abundant white picket fences provide support for hundreds of flowers that grow everywhere.
I couldn’t help but be amused by the play on words in the title if you pause between the first and second syllable.
Reproduced from an acrylic painting on illustration board.