People and buildings in the city of Caracas in Venezuela. View of the houses in the city of Caracas. Trees in the foreground. People walk towards the Municipal Theater. The exteriors of the Municipal Theater. People walk on the streets. People in front of shops. A man sharpens a knife. A man in an open fruit market of San Jacinto. The statue of Simon Bolivar. Vehicles parked outside the Central University of Venezuela. People walk in front of the University
The Venezuelan citizens in Caracas and La Guaira in Venezuela. Caracas : Rurales ride horses. Women walk on a sidewalk. A girl sits on a widow of a house. Riders ride horses on a horse race track. Spectators cheer. Mountains in the background. The spectators on stands. Women walk out after the race. La Guaira : A boat on a river. The Andes mountain range in the background.
View of Andes Mountains from deck of large passenger ship entering harbor at La Guaira, Vargas,Venezuela. Tourist passengers leave the ship in small motorboat that takes them to a dock. Many sail boats moored around them. View from above of motorcar carrying the tourists along road through the mountains.
This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'
Celebration of the 146th year of independence in Venezuela. President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the ceremony. Cameramen click photographs. He is greeted by President of Venezuela Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez at an airport. Aerial view of Venezuela. The opening of the 'Avenue of Heroes', the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas. Several men stand in formation and perform calisthenics in an Olympic stadium.
Newly renamed steamer, Venezuela, on its maiden voyage across the Pacific. The new steamer Venezuela leaves the port for its maiden voyage. The steamer moves away from the port. People on the port watch the steamship. 'Venezuela' written on its hull. Equipment aboard the steamer in view. The steamer at sea. Smoke emitting from the smokestack.