Circus tryout in Mount Vernon, Missouri. An elephant pushes a bus. Horses in a fenced area. Building in the background. Men on horses as they try to control them. People watch the show. Elephants and horses in a fenced area.
Scenes along the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, in Northern Virginia, near Washington,DC. Sign at section of the highway, reads: "South Fort Hunt." Automobile seen driving along the parkway that runs 15 miles from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to Mount Vernon. Views of the Potomac River which the highway parallels. Several cars in a parking area along the parkway, where sightseers enjoy the view. Sign warning drivers to slow as they approach George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. Visitors at the entrance to Mount Vernon. View of Mount Vernon mansion from the lawn on the Potomac River side. Scene shifts to Rock Creek Park in Maryland with views of the Rock Creek. Automobiles driving through the park. Views of Water falls,ducks, and an old mill with waterwheel turning. A car drives across the creek through several inches of water at a ford. An automobile approaching the Connecticut Avenue bridge over the parkway. Views of the Lincoln Memorial at Memorial Bridge.
A female Air Force service member walks up to a IBM Card Sorter with a stack of punch cards. She loads the card sorting machine and presses the start button. Early computing punch cards fall into various slots. She transcribes information from these cards and hands forms to officer at a desk. Sergeant sitting at desk, talks to an Airman. View of U.S. Capitol building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Tourists look at Lincoln statue in LIncoln Memorial. View of National Mall and reflecting pool. Man takes picture of woman with Washington Monument in the background. View of the Jefferson Memorial, and then across the river in Arlington Virginia, a view of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman stands in front of church. Close up views of 1953 license plates on cars from various states including California, Wyoming, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, and the Canal Zone. View of various embassy buildings in Washington DC. View of the White House. Large crowd of visitors walk down the North entrance drive in front of the White House. U.S. military servicemen riding in a bus. Bus stops at drop off area in front of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, in Alexandria, Virginia. Sign board reads "Mount Vernon Home of George Washington." Service members touring on grounds of Mount Vernon, and exterior views of front of main house at Mount Vernon, with service members seated on chair on porch, and looking out at the scenic Potomac River from the porch. View of information center building at Bolling Air Force Base, and a woman inside giving information on sight-seeing to service members. Military service members standing outside the entrance at the base of the Washington Monument. Wide view of Supreme Court building. Another sign board reads "National Zoological Park" in front of the National Zoo. Tourists view a giraffe inside the Washington Zoo. 1950s car drives through shallow water cascading over road in Rock Creek Parkway area. Elevated view of a parade in Washington DC as military units pass in review.
Mount Vernon mansion in Mount Vernon, Virginia. View at Mount Vernon. View of tea house and Potomac River from porch of house.
Prince Axel of Denmark visits Mount Vernon, former home of George Washington, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Prince Axel and members of his suite board the Presidential yacht Mayflower during his stay in the Washington DC area. The Prince talks to a woman on the deck of the ship. The ship underway. Prince Axel with a group of people on the deck. U.S. Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of State Robert Lansing, U.S. Navy officers and other guests board Mayflower. U.S. Navy officers and guests on the deck of Mayflower. The guests descend a gangplank from ship. A group of women holds flowers. Price Axel, Josephus Daniels and Robert Lansing seated in chairs at Mount Vernon during a party.
Newsreel depicts the visit of former British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to the United States. Anthony Eden gets into a limousine at Union Station. The U.S. Capitol can be seen at a distance. The cars move towards the White House. Women wave goodbye to the cars. Eden and other officials visit George Washington's tomb and home, Mount Vernon, in Alexandria, Virginia. Views of Mount Vernon. Views of Eden's wife accompanying him.