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Key West Florida USA 1947 stock footage and images

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President Harry S Truman on second visit to Key West. Key West International Fishing Tournament White House Sweepstakes

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.'

Date: 1947, March 14
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men and women working inside the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami, Florida.

A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.

Date: 1947
Duration: 5 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Harry Truman speaks to press

John Foster Dulles is among White House staff, Secret Service personnel, and members of the press, seated on chairs in a garden of the Little White House, at the U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Florida. Palm trees around. Rattan furniture and adirondack chairs. U.S. President Harry Truman arrives walking across lawn, and dressed casually. He sits on a chair. Several men standing in the background. The men and women take down notes. The President stands up to leave. [ Note: at TC: 00:19, the person in extreme right of frame is Adon Taft, of the Miami Herald's Key West Bureau (wearing bow tie). He shared these observations about Truman and times at the Little White House at Key West: " I walked with him every morning along with 3 or 4 national reporters and a couple of Secret Service agents. He would walk to the Caribe restaurant down near the Turtle Kraals and have a coffee and then go back. He frequently swam in the ocean. He was in good shape, had a good sense of humor, he was down to earth, friendly with the White House press corps, played poker with some of them. He usually attended Sunday services at the First Baptist Church when he was in town. When the presidential yacht was there, the entire crew would attend Youth for Christ rallies on Saturday night and church on Sunday. .Press conferences ended when the president of the White House press corps (Merriman Smith, of United Press International) signaled it by standing and thanking the president."]

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Tourists visit sites in Florida, including St Augustine and Miami, Florida, USA.

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.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
U.S. sailors and marines in training maneuvers on shoreline in Key West Florida during World War I

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Franklin D Roosevelt on radio to inaugurate the Tampa De Soto Exposition in Key West , Florida.

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.

Date: 1939, February
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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