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Columbia Washington USA 1949 stock footage and images

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Views of the Columbia River in the American northwest, salmon spawning, and men and bears fishing

Views of the river Columbia and surrounding mountains. Woody Guthrie singing the song Roll on Columbia. An outlined map of United States with closer views of the states of Washington and Oregon. A barge can be seen on the Columbia river. Different views of the river flowing. Areas of rapids and waterfalls on the Columbia River with salmon spawning and migrating upstream. A bear catching a salmon fish. A man seen fishing from a rock with a long net. Fishing men on wooden improvised platforms fish for salmon in the river.

Date: 1949
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of construction of Grand Coulee Dam in Washington, United States.

Farmers and their families leaving in trucks loaded with their belongings. A car on desolated road. 'No more dust bowl', 'On to Oregon' and 'California' can be seen written on trucks and other vehicles. Men and women can be seen working in farms. Views of deserted roads, trees on both the sides. A board showing direction and distance to various cities and places of Washington. A board marked 'Entering Grand Coulee'. Construction of the dam is going on. Technicians working with big construction machines, dynamite blasts. Views of Grand Coulee Dam, a hydroelectric gravity dam on the Columbia river in Washington, United States.

Date: 1949
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Philippine President Elpidio Quirino arrives for a meeting in the United States.

President Elpidio Quirino of the Philippines visits the United States. A Philippine Airlines Douglas DC-6 aircraft taxis in after landing and parks on the ramp at Washington National Airport, Washington, DC.. Philippine President Elpidio Quirino waving his hat descends steps from the airplane. He is greeted by U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. President Elpidio Quirino gets into a car and drives off. Motorcade including President Quirino's car travels through the District of Columbia. President Quirino addresses a gathering in a large hall.

Date: 1949
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives to meet U.S. Secretary of War, James Forrestal at the Pentagon in Virginia.

Opening scene shows a dozen newsmen and photographers lining steps to the U.S. War Department Pentagon building, in Arlington, Virginia. A 1947 Packard Custom Clipper Club Sedan pulls up to the curb. It displays a 5-star general's insignia on its bumper.A military policeman salutes as an Army officer opens the rear door and exchanges salutes with retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is now dressed in civilian clothes. (Eisenhower is the President of Columbia University, in New York, at this time. He is here to meet with U.S. Secretary of War, James Vincent Forrestal.) Closeup of Eisenhower as he walks toward and up the Pentagon steps, accosted by photographers along the way. He pauses as he goes up the steps to allow the picture taking. At the top of the steps, he removes his overcoat. More closeups as he reaches the top step and enters the building. Scene shifts to closeup of photographers, including an Army one, taking pictures. (Note: The War department was renamed the Department of Defense when President Truman signed the National Security Bill on August 10, 1949.)

Date: 1949, February 10
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dwight D Eisenhower visits U.S. Secretary of War, James Vincent Forrestal in the Pentagon, Virginia.

Retired 5-star General, Dwight David Eisenhower (now President of Columbia University in New York) enters the office of the U.S. Secretary of War, James V. Forrestal, in the Pentagon. The two men shake hands and begin conversing. (Note: The War department was renamed the Department of Defense when President Truman signed the National Security Bill on August 10, 1949.)

Date: 1949, February 10
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
First color television broadcast using the CBS color method is photographed at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C.

First color television broadcast from Columbia Broadcasting Systems. Color Television Monitor Tube photographed at the National Guard Armory in Washington DC. Television broadcast shows "Patty Painter," (real name Patricia Stinnette) displaying colored pieces of cloth. (Note: Reportedly, the U.S. Naval photographic unit that did these tests tried to record color images from all three of the proposed color systems at the time: the CBS field-sequential system, RCA's dot-sequential system and CTI's line-sequential system.)

Date: 1949, August 19
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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