Preparations for the 1960 Presidential elections in the United States. Claire Angle and Governor of California Goodwin Jess Knight on a podium during a Republican Party meeting. Republican Senator William Knowland signs a document. Senator John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy amidst a large crowd. In New York people celebrate the victory of Republican Nelson Rockefeller over Governor Averill Harriman.
Election campaign advertisement for President John F Kennedy. Hand holds a banner that reads 'Kennedy'. Picture of John F Kennedy with signs that read 'Greatness', 'Leader for the 60's'. Collage with pictures of President Kennedy and other well known American leaders, and also with state and city names: 'Indiana', 'NewYork', 'Oregon', 'Illinois', 'Ohio', 'Michigan', 'Texas' and 'California'. Hands with banners that read, 'Kennedy for President'. Picture of President John F Kennedy with wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and daughter Caroline Kennedy. Ad features background chorus singing a two stanza jingle with "Kennedy" chorus including stanza lines, "Do you want a man for President who's seasoned through and through, but not so doggone seasoned that he won't try something new? A man who's old enough to know and young enough to do? Well it's up to you it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Do you like a man who answers straight, a man who's always fair? Well measure him against the others and when you compare, you'll cast your vote for Kennedy and the change that's overdue, so it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you." Campaign advertisement features vintage 1960's television advertising style.
Presidential election of November 8, 1960. Voting for the Presidential election underway in United States. President Eisenhower arrives at a firehouse in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania via helicopter to cast his vote. His wife, Mamie Eisenhower, also casts her vote. Senator John F. Kennedy and wife Jacqueline cast their votes at the Boston Public Library. Republican candidate Richard Nixon and wife Pat Nixon cast their votes in California. Republican Vice Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. votes. Senator Lyndon Johnson is also seen voting. Ballots are fed into a ballot box marked 'Town of Barnstable' Kenned Kennedy with his wife and daughter appear before the press at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port Massachusetts as he leads the race for the White House. News that Kennedy is pulling ahead in the race is seen on a scrolling text marquee aka 'The Zipper' mounted on New York Times building at One Times Square in New York. A reported watches wire reports printing from Associated Press machines. Richard Nixon at a public meeting accepts his defeat and assures his support for Kennedy. Votes being counted and Kennedy wins the election. A man views the front page of the New York Mirror newspaper with headline, 'EXTRA KENNEDY!' 'John F. Kennedy after winning the election. He addresses a public meeting. He accepts Nixon's greetings and talks about making a supreme effort to take America out of difficult times.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. A television broadcast showing Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's lead in the Presidential Election. A correspondent recording figures on a sheet of paper. The returns in a tabulating machine checked by Kennedy's press secretary. The interiors of the press headquarters of the Democratic Presidential candidate in Massachusetts. Men and women viewing a television. The television commentator announces that Republican Presidential Richard Nixon is about to make a statement. A clock showing 3.20 AM. Richard Nixon with his wife Pat Nixon in California, standing behind a podium in front of a tally board which shows Presidential Election summary. Nixon waves at the crowd. His speech being broad casted on television. Richard Nixon says that if Kennedy goes on to win the election and becomes the President of the United States then Kennedy will have his whole hearted support. The crowd cheering and applauding. Nixon waving at the crowd. Men and women going out of a building. Vacant chairs in the Republican Party headquarters. A tally board showing figures of the election results. A few men and women in the headquarters.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. A helicopter landing on a field in Pennsylvania. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with officials disembarks from the helicopter. Photographers taking pictures of the President. The President shaking hands with a few officials. Cars parked outside a building. The Barlow Firemen's Hall building. President Eisenhower standing with the officials inside the hall. Photographers taking pictures. A clock showing 7 O' clock. The President takes a ballot paper from an officer at a polling station and goes inside an area separated by a curtain and casts his vote. The President puts the ballot paper in a ballot box. President's wife Mamie Eisenhower casting her vote in the polling booth. Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife at a polling booth in Maryland viewing polling procedures. A woman officer showing a polling machine to the dignitaries. Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon cast their votes at a polling station in a town in California. They put ballot papers in a ballot box. Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy casting their votes at a polling booth in Boston, Massachusetts. Several reporters taking pictures at the booth. Boards on buildings indicating a legal holiday on the election day. People entering a building to cast their votes. Burmese Ambassador to the U.S. at a polling booth in New York. View of Burmese officials. People in a queue at polling booths on the election day to cast votes. The U.S. flag and people at a polling booth.
Documentary "One Week in October." Aerial views of Russian missiles in Cuba. Columbus day parade with marching bands, Boy Scouts, troops. Brief excerpt from 1962 World Series Baseball game with New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry delivering to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who hits a ball to the deep left corner that is caught. March of Dimes annual poster girl. Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating its independence. View of Vatican Palace and a candlelight vigil. President John Kennedy with Ahmed Ben Bella, Premier of Algeria. Ben Bella is then seen with Cuban leader Castro who receives him in Cuba. U.S. moon rocket launch. Scientists in America reviewing designs for fallout shelters and visiting banks, stores, and municipal buildings and garages to assess them for worthiness as bomb fallout shelters. Views of various types of fallout shelters. Food, water drums, medical and sanitation supplies bound for civic fallout shelters are seen rolling off of assembly lines and being boxed. Radiological monitoring equipment on an assembly line. A woman packages a geiger counter into a box. Then the fallout shelter supplies are seen transported by rail to defense department warehouses for distribution by local authorities to Community Fallout Shelters. View of moving train seen from above and from sideview. View of new fallout shelter signs being mounted at fallout shelters. Forklifts working at Naval Supply Center Oakland in California to arrange supplies for shelters. View of American Legion meeting where former President Harry Truman makes a speech. Former President Eisenhower gives a speech in Connecticut endorsing some candidates. Air Force helicopter flies overhead and then seen landing on White House lawn. Beaches of Cuba. Marches in Cuba. Historic view of soldiers marching beside monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Crane atop monument as a wing is cut off; scenes of destruction of monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marching into Havana in 1959 with cheering throngs after succeeding in revolt against Batista. Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Khrushchev greeting one another at United Nations in 1961. Soviet deputy premier Anastas Mikoyin greeted by Castro and crowd at Havana airport in 1960. Trade agreement between Cuba and Havana signed. Soviet Russian cargo ships on way to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats being rescued by U.S. Coast Guard. Views of military specialists examining films of aerial views of suspected missile installations in Cuba. U.S. military mobilization for possible war. Strategic Air Command begins dispersing aircraft to possible needed locations. B-52 Stratofortress aircraft takes off. Badge on plane: "Anywhere. Anytime." Destroyer USS Strong, DD-758, making way in heavy seas. An American Aircraft Carrier underway in the distance. Polaris submarine on surface. Officers of STRAC or Strategic Army Corps seen meeting after being assigned to the new command of U.S. Forces Atlantic. Alerted U.S Army units on training exercise to maintain combat readiness. American Army troops load into rear of transport plane . C-124 Globemaster taking off. Then a C-119 shortly after takeoff flying overhead. Then a MATS C-124 again is seen overhead. 1st Armored division tanks being loaded onto rail for transport from Fort Hood Texas to Fort Stewart Georgia.