Various activities of tourists during winter vacations in Key West, Florida. Board hanged reads 'Sloppy Joe's'. Tourists walk on Green Street outside Sloppy Joe's Bar. People move inside the bar and drink
Presidential party on Navy Crash boat "Dolphin", also called "the Big Wheel" (Navy designation C-26565) carrying President Truman, Two other crash boats also carried tournament participants (C-26590 and C-18345).
Party members included the President, his press secretary, Charile Ross, Fleet Admiral William Leahy, William P. Hassett. Clark Clifford, John E. Steelman,Major General Harry D. Vaughn, U.S. Army,Rear Admiral James H. Foskett. and a number of other officials. The Key west White House Sweepstakes was limited to the President and members of his party, including white House correspondents, photographers, and Secret,Service agents. A prize was offered tor the largest fish, anther for the smalles and a third for the best catch -- all to be caught on rod and reel.
Afterwards some ot the guests relax with the President at the "Littlle White House.'
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
Military training exercises during World War 1. U.S. Navy whale boats beach on a sand bar and discharge a detachment of sailors armed with rifles, who wade ashore, in Key West Florida. Marines take up prone positions in sand on the shore and fire rifles. Several Curtis N-9 hydroplanes parked in water at the shore. Some of them taxi out and take off. Two submarines in the background.
Presidential motorcade arrives at Tampa De Soto Exposition in Key West, Florida. Men walk behind President's car and a man opens a door for President Roosevelt. Navy officials gathered. President Roosevelt on radio stress on the importance of "Government by consent of the governed" and says that democracy must be maintained in the new world. A boat with Navy cadets going.
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.