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.
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
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.