Signing of the Medicare Bill by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson at the Harry S Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Harry S Truman Library at Independence building in Missouri. A large crowd outside the building. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson arrives at the building with his wife Lady Bird Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Lady Bird Johnson waves to the crowd. Several other officials accompany them. Men take pictures with cameras as the officials ascend the steps of the building. Inside the building in a hall President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with former U.S. President Harry S Truman. Several officials stand. President Johnson speaks to President Truman as the Vice President Hubert Humphrey looks on. President Johnson and President Truman take their seats. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill as the Vice President looks on. The Government officials stand on the side and talk. Lady Bird Johnson, President Truman's wife Bess Truman and Vice President Hubert Humphrey stand behind President Johnson and President Truman.
Mixture of reenactments for older 18th and19th Century life scenes in America, and actual footage from the 20th century. Workers cut timber with an axe. Cattle-drawn carriage passes. Laying log roads. Building a railroad. View of Chinese railroad laborer. Stringing telegraph wire on log poles. Steam locomotive pulls passenger train and belches black smoke. Reenactment of farmers ("Minute Men") assembling and marching off to meet the British. Facsimile of United States Declaration of Independence. Actual footage from the early 1900s (circa 1910) of newly arriving immigrants arriving at Ellis Island for processing, including men, women, and children. Two boys pose for the camera smiling. Immigrants with their luggage in hand walk on docks of Ellis Island to or from processing areas. View of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloes Island and the words inscribed on statue of Liberty. Immigrants at Ellis Island. Diverse group of peoples raising their right hands as they take oath and become U.S. Citizens. Myriad different faces of Americans, including men, women, and children and people of different ethnic backgrounds including Asian, African American, and white. Three children gathered around a seated elderly man as he reads to them. Citizens deliberating on local development matters. Congress in session. Women voting registrars checking names as as voters arrive to cast their ballots in an election, and people entering voting booths to vote. Views of new 1965 Ford and Chrysler and other automobiles. New Ford tractors on display. 1965 "concept" automobiles on display. Reenactment of engineers using time and motion studies in a factory. Workers in different kinds of factories and manufacturing plants in the the early 20th century (1910s, 1920s, and 1930s) employing mass assembly line methods for the creation of goods. Various machines operated in factory. Workers engaged in mass production. Finished goods display in shops. Sales person selling curling irons. Another selling a flat iron.Two women and an early version clothes washer. A woman tries out vacuum cleaner as salesman helps her. Men making sinks and tubs. A crew of women tightens fasteners on assembly line, using "Yankee" screwdrivers. Warehouse men moving crates and a shipping warehouse filled with boxes and busy workers. One scoots with his foot on a hand cart. Workers leaving factory at end of work shift. Grain harvester at work. Laboratories for medicine, industrial, and plant research, with scenes of scientists and technicans running experiments and views of test tubes, beakers, flasks, and measurement apparatus. Image of globe spinning. An African city and women near a market selling goods and moving good held high on their heads. A Latin American city. American cooperation with hispanic people on civic projects. Families lined up at a health clinic for babies. One baby is being weighed. Americans including US Army soldiers working with Latin Americans on a construction project.
United States President Harry S Truman seated with his wife Bess Wallace and daughter Mary margaret in Independence, Missouri, after his successful election as President, in 1948. They read congratulatory telegrams and letters lying on a table in front of them. President Truman speaks to his wife and daughter. Truman with his family outside his house in Independence, Missouri. They look at flowers in the garden.
President Harry Truman aboard the USS Missouri, returning from the Pan American Conference in Rio. He dines with the sailors. Scenes of homecoming in Independence Missouri for President Harry Truman. View of his daughter Margaret and his wife Elizabeth (Bess) seated in their home. He shakes hands with neighbors of all races and creeds and visits his lifelong friend Ed Jacobson at his Westport Men's Clothing Store, where the two men are seen in conversation. Views of the town of Grandview and his mother's cottage there. Harry Truman kisses his elderly mother. At his office in the White House, President Truman poses with 'March of Dimes' poster boy, 3 year old Terry Tullos, and gives him a hug.
Preparations for the homecoming of U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the Kansas City area for the first time since becoming President of the United States. View from Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. Cameras mounted on car as cameramen record the arrival of President Truman. Customized U.S. Army Air Force C-54 Skymaster aircraft nicknamed "Sacred Cow" lands and taxis. (This VC-54C was built for Franklin Roosevelt, but he only flew on it for one trip before his death. The name "Sacred Cow" was a precursor to the name "Air Force One." The trip by Truman in this video clip was the first domestic airplane trip by a U.S. President in history. Prior trips by Franklin Roosevelt had all been international travel.) People gathered in a large number to welcome the President. President Truman and others in his party get off the aircraft. Arrival of President Truman at the Truman home in Independence, Missouri (his summer White House). Roger T. Sermon, Mayor of Independence greets the President's car as it arrives. Secret Service stand by near car and President while Truman greets well-wishers. Gathering in the back yard of the Truman home with members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Cedric Siegfried, Al Huff, Richard Harbin, President Truman, George Hare, Dixon Kepley, Paul Snyder, Petey Childers. Photographers click pictures.
Panoramic views of the Oregon Trail which was one of the main overland migration routes on the North American continent, leading from locations on the Missouri River to the Oregon Territory from 1841 to 1869. The Great American Desert with high plains. Deer at a river bank. Bison bulls fight on the plains. View of a wagon on the plains. Independence Rock on the Oregon Trail, Wyoming bears the names of pioneers who carved their names in its surface between 1841 and 1869. The Missouri River leading to the Oregon territory.