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.
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.
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.
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.'
The 1956 National Convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, Illinois. Former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess, taking seats at the convention.Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking her seat. Democratic Party National Chairman, Paul M. Butler standing behind and below the podium as convention prepares to get underway. Amphitheater is filled with seated delegates, as they are called to order. Delegates standing and applauding, following the keynote speech of Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee,who touches the Tennessee delegate identification pole as it is thrust toward him.. Delegates waving poles displaying their respective State Names.
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.