U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Housing Act in Washington D.C., United States. Truman seated at a desk. Officials including members of the Housing Administration stand in the background. The president signs the American Housing Act of 1949, which expanded the federal role in mortgage insurance and creation of public housing. A close up of the members and Truman signing the act. The act and a pen on the desk. Truman seated at the deck holding a pen.
Wholesale reconstruction of the White House begun in 1949 and continuing during most of the term of President Truman, who used Blair house as the official Presidential residence, during that period. Although the wings continued to function, with White House staff, the main house was completely rebuilt, with new supports, beams, etc.which involved demolition and rebuilding on a monumental scale. Views of the work in progress.
Footage of Griffith Stadium, home of baseball's Washington Senators, circa 1949. A sign in film reads: '...the Senators do!' Camera then swings to empty stadium, with neighborhood buildings outside the stadium visible at right. View of small crowd watching the Senators play. Based on the uniforms, the opponent appears to be the St. Louis Browns. Senators player on first base takes off towards second on a hit ball. But the ball is caught in the outfield and the runner gets picked off returning to first base. Another player swings and misses at a pitch. People approach gate at Griffith Stadium.
People watch ski jumpers in Snoqualmie Pass. Ski jumpers slide in a lane, rise in air and fall ahead. The mountains all around covered with snow. Trees on sides and in background.
The Washington Channel, in Washington,DC, as viewed from the Hains Point park. Boats and local sightseeing cruise ships are seen. Buildings on Maine Avenue visible in distance.
(Fleeting glimpse of statue of Guardian of Law, by sculptor James Earle Fraser, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC)
President Elpidio Quirino of the Philippines visits the United States. A Philippine Airlines Douglas DC-6 aircraft taxis in after landing and parks on the ramp at Washington National Airport, Washington, DC.. Philippine President Elpidio Quirino waving his hat descends steps from the airplane. He is greeted by U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. President Elpidio Quirino gets into a car and drives off. Motorcade including President Quirino's car travels through the District of Columbia. President Quirino addresses a gathering in a large hall.