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United States President Dwight D Eisenhower's visit to Ottawa Canada.

United States President Dwight D Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, are welcomed and greeted by Governor General of Canada, Vincent Massey and Mr. and Mrs. Louis St. Laurent, the Prime Minister of Canada. The President places a wreath at the Canadian War Memorial. The Dignitaries drive through cheering crowd of Ottawa residents. View of Rideau Hall, Governor's residence where the President and Mrs. Eisenhower participate in the guest tradition of planting a Maple tree. View of Canadian Parliament buildings and the Peace Tower. Inside Parliament, the President Eisenhower addresses the Canadian Parliament and talks about relations between the United States and Canada.

Date: 1953, November 16
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Federal ice breaker MB Mclain cuts through ice and maneuvers its way across the Montreal Harbor.

Ice breakers push out into the St. Lawrence River to clear the channel for shipping. Federal ice breaker MB Mclain cuts through ice and maneuvers its way across the Montreal Harbor. Captain of the ship on deck. The ship cuts through a heavy lair of ice. She backs up again and pushes through.

Date: 1953, March 12
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sketches of American colonists battling British forces at Quebec and Montreal

Struggle for independence of America, and border between Canada and United States. Sam Adams and early colonists of the Continental Congress seek to bring Canadians into their efforts against British rule. Sketches of British ships in nearby harbors monitoring the colonists. Picture of a snake with 'Die' and 'Join' written under it. Richard Montgomery leads group to take Canada by force, heading up Lake Champlain toward Canada with 4000 men. Attack led by Benedict Arnold toward fortress of Quebec. Map shows the boundaries between Quebec and New England. Governor Sir Guy Carlton abandoning Montreal to Montgomery. Path of Montgomery and Benedict Arnold together to try to seize Quebec. Depiction of Montgomery killed in the attack, and loss by the American colonists at Quebec. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.

Date: 1969
Duration: 4 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power appeals to the public during the 1953 Cancer Drive.

American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power opens the 1953 Cancer Drive. Tyrone holds the American Cancer Society symbol and begins his appeal to the public. He talks about cancer, the crusade to save lives, research programs and the need to become aware. He holds up an envelope model and appeals to the people to donate generously and send gifts for the cause. He holds up an American Cancer Society poster to increase awareness about cancer.

Date: 1953, April 9
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Baseball New York Giants Spring Training in Phoenix Arizona, 1953

New York Giants train in Phoenix Arizona prior to 1953 baseball season. This clip shows many of the prominent Giants from that time, minus Willie Mays, who was in the army that year. Shot of infielders Bobby Thomson, Daryl Spencer, Davey Williams and Whitey Lockman simultaneously turning and throwing. Shot of catchers Wes Westrum, Sal Yvars, Sam Caledrone, and two others. Shot of outfielders Monte Irvin, Jim "Dusty" Rhodes, Clint Hartung, George Wilson, Harvey Gentry, Don Mueller, Bill Taylor. Shots of pitchers Sal Maglie and Hoyt Wilhelm. Manager Leo Durocher confers with his coaches. Announcer notes return of star outfielder Monte Irvin, who missed most of 1952 with broken ankle. Irvin hits a pitch toward left field. Durocher talks at camera.

Date: 1953, March 9
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Strikes and demonstrations on 16 and 17 June, 1953 in East Berlin by East German workers.

People on strikes and demonstrations in East Berlin, Germany. Also called the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany. People standing on top of buildings. Buildings and radio tower of RIAS (American Radio Station in Western Sector of Berlin) which was spreading news of the workers general strike. Motorcars pass by. East German demonstrators throw things into fire protesting excessive work schedules. People watch fire. Flames of fire. Sign at the border of East and West Berlin, warning "You are leaving the American Sector." More scenes of the protests in East Berlin, from other news sources. Rioters throw east German police uniforms out of a window toward a crowd. Soviet Russian Soviet army tanks and troops enter the areas of unrest. At TC: 01:48, two protestors are seen sliding an iron pipe into the tread of a tank. East German Leader, Walter Ulbricht at a podium, backed by a huge replica of a white dove, and, elswhere, standing with associates. East German communist organizations, including police, marching in attempts to dispel notions that East Germans are oppressed. Huge poster of German worker rejecting American Marshall Plan, with slogan, "Yankee Go Home." Light tank and armored car parked beside a building. Closeup of soldier gripping machine gun atop a tank. Army trucks and troops in center of a city square. Voice of America commentator broadcasting news of the events from the RIAS station in West Berlin.

Date: 1953, June 17
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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