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Historical monuments and landmarks of the Washington DC area as seen in the early 1950s

A female Air Force service member walks up to a IBM Card Sorter with a stack of punch cards. She loads the card sorting machine and presses the start button. Early computing punch cards fall into various slots. She transcribes information from these cards and hands forms to officer at a desk. Sergeant sitting at desk, talks to an Airman. View of U.S. Capitol building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Tourists look at Lincoln statue in LIncoln Memorial. View of National Mall and reflecting pool. Man takes picture of woman with Washington Monument in the background. View of the Jefferson Memorial, and then across the river in Arlington Virginia, a view of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman stands in front of church. Close up views of 1953 license plates on cars from various states including California, Wyoming, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, and the Canal Zone. View of various embassy buildings in Washington DC. View of the White House. Large crowd of visitors walk down the North entrance drive in front of the White House. U.S. military servicemen riding in a bus. Bus stops at drop off area in front of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, in Alexandria, Virginia. Sign board reads "Mount Vernon Home of George Washington." Service members touring on grounds of Mount Vernon, and exterior views of front of main house at Mount Vernon, with service members seated on chair on porch, and looking out at the scenic Potomac River from the porch. View of information center building at Bolling Air Force Base, and a woman inside giving information on sight-seeing to service members. Military service members standing outside the entrance at the base of the Washington Monument. Wide view of Supreme Court building. Another sign board reads "National Zoological Park" in front of the National Zoo. Tourists view a giraffe inside the Washington Zoo. 1950s car drives through shallow water cascading over road in Rock Creek Parkway area. Elevated view of a parade in Washington DC as military units pass in review.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
California's Governor Earl Warren is appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Eisenhower in the United States.

California's Governor Earl Warren appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in the United States. United States President Dwight Eisenhower appoints California's Governor Earl Warren as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Earl Warren walks along with Californians to occupy the nation's top judicial post. He smiles. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren presides over history making decision by the highest tribunal for many months.

Date: 1953, October 1
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A golfer scores during 1953 Masters Tournament in Augusta Georgia as spectators look on

The 1953 Masters Tournament of Champions in golf in the United States. Golfers playing golf. Spectators under umbrellas in the background. A golfer hits a ball with a club. A golfer sinks a ball during the game.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A large crowd gathers to meet U.S. ex-President Harry Truman in California, United States.

Ex-President of the United States Harry Truman at a harbor in California, United States. People gather to meet the ex President. Cameramen take his photographs. Truman boards a ship with his wife and daughter. They sail for a Hawaiian voyage. Truman, his wife and daughter wave towards the crowd.

Date: 1953, March 23
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-52 landing and takeoff accidents at Edwards Air Force Base, California

Accidents and incidents at the Air Force flight test center at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States. The United States Air Force YB-52 lands and deploys a drag chute normally. In distance another YB-52 lands in dirt off a runway and turns on the ground as the rear landing gear collapses. A B-52C Stratofortress landing. View inside the cockpit as the landing gear lever jumps out of position and the copilot holds it down. The B-52C aircraft lands with the rear gear collapsed. Another view of the same event from outside.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A chimpanzee plays in a backyard pool at a zoo in California, United States.

A chimpanzee at a zoo in California, United States. The chimpanzee fills a small pool with water. The chimpanzee gets into the pool and plays. It drags a duck into the pool. The duck runs out of the pool.

Date: 1953, July 27
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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