Office of Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Interior in Taft, California. Interiors of office show an officer and other worker at desk. Officer examines U.S. Naval Reserve charts and take down notes. Engineer attached to Naval Reserve Survey going up steps with tripod.
Office of Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Interior in Taft, California. Sign reads 'US Department of Interior - Geological Survey - Oil and Gas Operations'. Engineer at chart. Engineer looks at U.S. Naval Reserve chart and takes down notes. Draftsman at board work on Survey chart.
Senator Robert Alphonso Taft campaigning for the Republican Presidential nomination, with a huge crowd of people outdoors on a Fairground. The ground is decorated with balloons and lights. Cameramen take photographs. 'Learn your future, 50 cents' is written on a fortune teller's tent . 'Taft is tops' written on caps. Robert Taft meets different people. Banners and posters supporting Robert Taft seen throughout the grounds. Image of Democrats symbolic donkey shown, with Taft pinning on a strip of paper labeled "Truman" as the tail. Taft tries skill at throwing balls to win Taft into the White House. Signs make fun of well known Democrats, such as Dean Acheson. Cardboard cutout of Senator Taft, with a man shaking its hand.
Footage of former U.S. President William Howard Taft, recently retired the week before as Chief Justice of the United States. Exterior view of the Taft house in Washington DC at 2215 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington DC. (A Georgian Revival style house built in 1904 and purchased by Taft from Congressman Alvin Fuller. It later was the home of the Embassy of Syria in Washington DC). Car out front. Taft is returning from Asheville North Carolina to Washington DC, as he has fallen ill. William Howard Taft is taken out of a car by a few men. The men assist William Taft in walking into his house. (Taft died in the home a month later on March 9, 1930).
Major events of the year 1951. Republican Party nominees Robert Taft, Senator of Ohio and Earl Warren, Governor of California begin their preparations for the 1952 Presidential elections in United States. They address a press conference. Eisenhower remains silent on the issue. President Harry S Truman while addressing the Women's National Democratic Committee refuses to reveal the name of Democratic candidate for Presidential elections.
Funeral for U.S. President William Howard Taft in Washington, D.C. Casket containing the body of President Taft is taken to the U.S. Capitol Building via horse drawn carriage. The casket is carried up the steps of the capitol and placed in the rotunda for viewing. Crowds climb the steps of the capitol to to pay homage to President William Howard Taft. President Taft's body is brought to All Souls Church at 1500 Harvard St. for the family funeral.