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Caracas Venezuela 1955 stock footage and images

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Students train at a bull fighting school in Caracas Venezuela

Aspiring matadors are seen swirling their capes at a bull ring in Caracas, Venezuela, while another student moves among them holding a set of bull's horns. Closeup of instructor speaking. Scene shifts to student working with a live bull, before spectators in the gallery. After a few moments, the bull tangles up the student matador's cape and he runs and jumps out of the ring into the spectator section. Other bull fighting personnel distract the bull as it runs around in the ring and jumps over the inner wall of the bull ring. Views of spectators applauding (possibly for the bull). Another student being roughed up by a bull as other men with capes hurry to distract the bull. Another student matador being bested by a bull that takes his cape and chases him. Audience members stand and cheer and wave kerchiefs. The next student seems quite confident, and kneels close to his bull as he employs his cape. But, suddenly, the bull pulls the cape from him, and he too must retreat

Date: 1955, September 5
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the celebration of the 146th year of independence of Venezuela.

Celebration of the 146th year of independence in Venezuela. President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the ceremony. Cameramen click photographs. He is greeted by President of Venezuela Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez at an airport. Aerial view of Venezuela's "Avenue of Heroes" in Caracas, the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas (also called Proceres Promenade or Paseo de los Próceres). The official opening of the Avenue of the Heroes is shown, during celebrations commemorating the 146th anniversary of independence in Venezuela. Ground level views of the Avenue are shown. President Stroessner cuts a ribbon opening the Avenue of Heroes. Next seen shows a large number of men standing in formation and performing synchronized calisthenics in an Olympic stadium of Caracas.

Date: 1957, July 12
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fidel Castro is received as a hero in visit to Venezuela.

Equestrian statue of Simon Bolívar in Parque Bolivar,Caracas,Venezuela. Fidel Castro is mobbed by enthusiastic well wishers as he deplanes in Caracas, Venezuela. Before an audience of ten thousand people, at Caracas University, Fidel Castro receives a diploma from a Venezuelan student, in recognition of his "courageous struggle."

Date: 1959, January 26
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Views of OAS meeting and discussion of arms discovered in Venezuela indicating an armed plot by Cuba,

The OAS (Organization of American States) condemns Cuban aggression. Views of the Organization of American States building in Washington DC with officials entering. Interior of the building, an official meeting of OAS. Ambassador from Venezuela speaks. Views of different guns and ammunition. A huge stash of weapons were found on Macomba Beach. These were proven to be Cuban by the manufacturers' identification marks. Cuba had plotted to attack Venezuela but was foiled. The young man who found the weapons is shown showing the police where they were. Images in Venezuela during the investigation of the issue known as "Plan Caracas". Also shown is the Venezuelan Independence Monument in Caracas.

Date: 1963, December 3
Duration: 7 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various buildings including Municipal Theater, the Central University, and people in a market in Caracas,Venezuela.

People and buildings in the city of Caracas in Venezuela. View of the houses in the city of Caracas. Trees in the foreground. People walk towards the Municipal Theater. The exteriors of the Municipal Theater. People walk on the streets. People in front of shops. A man sharpens a knife. A man in an open fruit market of San Jacinto. The statue of Simon Bolivar. Vehicles parked outside the Central University of Venezuela. People walk in front of the University

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rurales riding horses,the local women and a horse race in Caracas,and river and mountains in La Guaira,Venezuela.

The Venezuelan citizens in Caracas and La Guaira in Venezuela. Caracas : Rurales ride horses. Women walk on a sidewalk. A girl sits on a widow of a house. Riders ride horses on a horse race track. Spectators cheer. Mountains in the background. The spectators on stands. Women walk out after the race. La Guaira : A boat on a river. The Andes mountain range in the background.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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