The cabin cruiser, "Big Wheel," seen returning to U.S. Naval Station Key West, with President Harry S. Truman, on board. Closeup of President Truman standing, along with others, on the boat, docked at a pier. The U.S. flag flying above it. Truman steps from the boat and smiles and laughs with others. View of two fish just caught on the trip. The President walks past the fish, followed by a large group of news reporters. A ship and petroleum storage tanks are seen at the Naval Station.
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.'
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.
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.
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