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U.S. President Eisenhower attends conference of Presidents of the American Republics, in Panama

Overview of Panama City, Panama. U.S. Presidential Lockheed Constellation airplane, the Columbine, taxis in after landing. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower deplanes is greeted by representatives of the American Republics. Building in which meetings will be held. The Heads of State of American countries seated at a conference table. Place names visible include: Peru; Bolivia; Uruguay;Nicaragua; Haiti;Mexico;Equador;United States; Cuba;Venezuela;and Paraguay. Large group of photographers record event. "Cromocine" written on side of one camera. On July 22, 1956, President Eisenhower, in tuxedo with white dinner jacket, and other Heads of State, and ladies formally dressed, enter a reception hall, where President of host country, Panama, decorates the attending heads of state, including President Eisenhower.

Date: 1956, July 21
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crew works for the construction of Guarico Dam in Venezuela

Crew works for the construction of Guarico Dam in Venezuela. Trucks carry the construction material. Cattle seen on the site. Mountains in the background. Construction equipment used by the crew for completion of the dam construction.

Date: 1956, May 31
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Women from various countries during parade for the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.

Ongoing parade for the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California. People march on street with flags of various Nations. Women from Germany, France, Canada, Italy, England, Japan, Holland, Venezuela, Chile participate in the Miss Universe Contest.

Date: 1956, July 16
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the celebration of the 146th year of independence of 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's "Avenue of Heroes" in Caracas, the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas (also called Proceres Promenade or Paseo de los Próceres). The official opening of the Avenue of the Heroes is shown, during celebrations commemorating the 146th anniversary of independence in Venezuela. Ground level views of the Avenue are shown. President Stroessner cuts a ribbon opening the Avenue of Heroes. Next seen shows a large number of men standing in formation and performing synchronized calisthenics in an Olympic stadium of Caracas.

Date: 1957, July 12
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Venezuelan baseball pitcher Alex Carrasquel plays in New York, 1939

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.'

Date: 1939, July 4
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Revolutionaries in Hungary demonstrate against the Stalinist government and their Communist Party leader Matyas Rakosi.

Scenes from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956: A revolution against the Stalinist government in 1956 in Hungary. Aerial view of Budapest in 1956. Communist leader Mátyás Rákosi addressing a crowd in a public square. Rakosi not yet challenged by uprising. Hungarian Revolution demonstrators on roads and at government buildings in Budapest. Students and writers assembled in October 1956 in solidarity with the recently successful anti-Stalinist uprising in Poland. The police fire at revolutionaries. Fighting in streets as secret police combat revolutionaries.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
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