The 1956 National Convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, Illinois. Former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess, taking seats at the convention.Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking her seat. Democratic Party National Chairman, Paul M. Butler standing behind and below the podium as convention prepares to get underway. Amphitheater is filled with seated delegates, as they are called to order. Delegates standing and applauding, following the keynote speech of Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee,who touches the Tennessee delegate identification pole as it is thrust toward him.. Delegates waving poles displaying their respective State Names.
United states Navy submarine SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, introduced in 1956. The nuclear powered USS Nautilus submarine underway at sea in United States. Men at controls as the first nuclear submarine is tested. SSN-571 in New York Harbor with Manhattan Island skyline of New York City in background. Next scene shows the guided cruise missile SSM-N-8 Regulus, also introduced in 1956, being fired from a ship, and an aerial view is seen of the Regulus guided missile in flight.
An Italian motor scooter with a number plate reading 'NY 06 13409, 1956'. A coffee house in New York City serves espresso coffee and pastries. People seated at restaurant. Italian paintings on display in a Manhattan Gallery. Italian movie La Strada shows at the Translux theater; view of marquee. Norma performed at Metropolitan Opera. Italian stage production "The Best House in Naples" playing the Plymouth Theater. Italian books, magazines and newspapers at a shop and newstand. Close up of pigeon birds at Times Square and view of Times Square area, roads, and theatres. Sign at Times Square advertises Buitoni Italian sauces and spaghetti, next to one announcing that Judy Garland would appear, in person, at the RKO Palace Theater in an all star variety show beginning September 26 (1956). People peer through restaurant window to watch man cooking Naples-style spaghetti. Shops selling Italian food products are shown. Stores display signs such as: "Gusto Ravioli Company" ; "Manganaro Grosseria Salumeria"; "Latticini Freschi." Bakery truck displays sign reading: "Stella D' Oro." Italian-American participation in politics is illustrated by banner across a street reading: "Elect Joe Nobile Auditor."
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's plans for 1956 are still a secret after a press conference in Key West, Florida. President Eisenhower speaks at an informal press conference. Newsmen question him about his plans for 1956. The President parries newsmen 's questions and smiles.
The United States Navy USS Carp at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Officers stand on the bow of USS Carp. The ship comes alongside the dock. USS Tang tied on port side. Sailors handling lines of USS Carp. Sailor throws line around a cleat. Sailor inside control room tugs dials and handles the wheel.
The United States Navy USS Carp near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bow of USS Carp. Number of ships underway at sea. Four sailors standing at the bow of USS Carp. Submarine underway alongside the ship. Mountainous terrain in far background. USS Pickeral underway. Retrieving boat underway with torpedo on it. Sailors on the submarine getting ready to arrive at the port. They open hatches and rig torpedo chute. Officer looks through periscope in the conning tower. Sailor from the hatch looks through binoculars.