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Will Lowman's family treats a baby gorilla as a member of the family, in Anacortes, Washington.

A baby gorilla named 'Bobo' is treated as a family member by Will Lowman in Anacortes, Washington. A baby gorilla 'Bobo' in a pram drinks milk from a bottle. Will Lowman and his family members look after the gorilla. The gorilla drinking milk. Bobo and a girl in a pram. Bobo plays with the girl. Bobo and the young girl seated on the grand father's knee.

Date: 1951, December 18
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Marine Corps raise American flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima during World War II; and original statue unveiling at Quantico in 1951.

A film titled 'Uncommon Valor' about the raising of the U.S. flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. United States naval fleet underway off the coast of Iwo Jima. U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft in flight. U.S. 4th and 5th Division Marines disembark from a ship and get onto landing crafts as they head towards the Iwo Jima shoreline. Marines land ashore and advance inland. They raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi. A newspaper boy sells newspapers on a street in the United States. A picture of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. View of sculptor Felix De Weldon as he carves a sculpture of the flag raising event. Scenes from the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the original limestone statue on November 10, 1951, at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, for the 176th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. (The version of the statue seen in this footage had been placed in front of the Navy Department Building at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 19th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C on 10 November 1945. It features 9 foot figures at 1.5 times life size scale. This sculpture was moved to Quantico Marine Base on 17 November 1947. It had been originally constructed by De Weldon of Indiana limestone, cement, and sand due to a lack of bronze during the war. At the time of its move to Quantico in 1947, the statue had deteriorated due to weather. Also, coats of paint to give the look of bronze had hidden much of the detail and had to be removed. Felix de Weldon supervised the repairs at Quantico before the statue was officially dedicated at the main entrance of Quantico on 10 November 1951, as seen in this ceremony). Officers lined up at the ceremony and many guests in the audience. A parking lot seen in the distance behind the assembled crowd. Cover sheets being removed as the war memorial is unveiled at Quantico.

Date: 1945, February
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dedication of Marine Corps War Memorial at Quantico Virginia, and sculptor Felix de Weldon working on sculpture for Arlington location.

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.

Date: 1955
Duration: 5 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Douglas MacArthur delivers a farewell address at a Joint meeting of Congress in Washington DC.

The life of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur from 1945 to 1951. General Douglas with other officers in Korea. Fight with the Chinese on the Korean Front. MacArthur in a jeep studies a map. A motorcade in San Francisco. Large crowds welcome MacArthur. MacArthur in an open car waves at the people. Mrs MacArthur in an open car with other women. MacArthur makes a speech expressing his gratitude towards his wife. The MacArthur family in an open car. Gen. MacArthur delivers a speech at the Joint session of Congress in Washington DC as he completes his 52 years of service, including famous line, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The audience applauds. Sergeant Stuart Quinn of the U.S. Army talks about General MacArthur.

Date: 1951
Duration: 3 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Eisenhower makes efforts to rearm the NATO armies in Europe.

Major events of the year 1951. General Eisenhower with other NATO military leaders in Europe visits the troops. Eisenhower plans to rearm the NATO nations. The United States Capitol in Washington DC President Harry S Truman in his office signs on documents. Matador missile launched in United States.

Date: 1951, December 24
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Road testing of 1951 Ford cars in Dearborn, Michigan and American Southwest.

New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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