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.
Aerial view of helicopters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, with snow on the ground. Crowd gathered inside a large hangar. The widow of Alfred C. Felker, wearing a corsage, stands with his father,as Army officers salute in tribute at the dedication of the Felker heliport. Felker's young son removes the covering from the dedication plaque, which reads:"U.S. Army Fort Eustis Virginia, Felker Heliport in Memory of WOJG Alfred C. Felker 1929-1953." A Piasecki Helicopter takes off at the heliport. Mrs. Felker is a passenger on one of two smaller helicopters that circle aroung one another and then land.
The M422 'Mighty Mite' jeep in Virginia, United States. Demonstration of the features of the jeep. A soldier aboard the jeep. He drives the jeep on a muddy road. The jeep is driven on a slope. The jeep is also driven without one of its wheel.
International exchange of CAP ( Civil Air Patrol ) cadets in Virginia, United States. Several foreign cadets stroll across the Alexandria airfield. Two of them examine a low wing monoplane trainer with side-by-side dual controls. They open top cover of cockpit, climb aboard, and move the flight controls. An Air Force officer pulls prop through to start a Tailorcraft airplane. A pilot in cockpit of an airplane using cockpit control to prime engine. View of Italian CAP cadet uniform jacket with insignia.
International exchange of CAP ( Civil Air Patrol ) cadets in Washington D.C., United States. United States Taylorcraft aircraft taxi along and take off from an airfield. The aircraft are carrying CAP committee members. They are followed by a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane with "V" tail. A number of light aircraft taxi and take off. Men work under the wing of an aircraft. It taxis. Building and cars in the background.
Pictures and reenactments illustrating American history. U.S. First Lady, Martha Washington, presiding over discussions of fashion and politics. Shipwrights and carpenters at work in a colonial-era shipyard. Men sawing logs outdoors. Blacksmiths at work in a colonial village. Picture of Thomas Jefferson. Picture of Potomac River separating Virginia and Maryland, where Washington DC will be founded. Sketch of a farmer with horse-drawn cart, in hills of Virginia. The capital is shifted to Washington. Map showing Colonial States and interior waterways of commerce, including the Ohio and Mississippi rivers down to the Port of New Orleans.