President Herbert Hoover and others leave for fishing grounds in Long Key, Florida. President Herbert Hoover and others walk to the dock. Party gets into Jeremiah Milibank's boat ' Saunterer' Men push the boat away from the dock. Boat with an American flag hoisted on it. President and others take to smaller boats to catch sail fish.
A group of U.S. Marines in bayonet training, at Key West Florida, during World War 1. A long line of marines crouch near bayonet cloth training dummies, suspended from crossbars. These marines are able to move the dummies and parry bayonet thrusts, by means of attached padded control sticks. A line of marines wielding rifles with bayonets, charge the target the targets, while the controllers parry their bayonet thrusts. Closeup of a marine with bayonet dueling with a controller who parries his thrusts. Scene shifts to armed marines jumping over obstacle wall, bayoneting a dummy on the ground, and moving on. A body of water and some tents are seen in background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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.
Telephone lines laid along the Florida coast in the United States. Equipment in view during the extending of telephone lines along the Florida coast. A crane beside the train station in the town of Jewfish, Florida in the upper Florida Keys. A board on the train station building reads 'Jew Fish'. The crane at work. Florida in later years: View of rolls of telephone cables outside a building. Men laying telephone cables from a roll kept on a wheel cart. A small wooden building with a board that reads 'The New Telephone Bldg., Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company'. Another small building with a few boards. One of the boards reads 'Keeping Face With Orlands'. A large concrete building with a path in the front. Trees along the side of the path.
Hurricane scenes and damage in the Florida Keys from the strongest hurricane ever to strike the United States, making landfall in the Florida Keys on September 2, 1935. It had a pressure reading of 892 millibars. Massive winds blowing and bending palm trees. Vehicles damaged. Derailed train on railway track.
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.'