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Memorial Day, 1956. Civilians visit static display of military aircraft at the Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC.

Activities at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC, on Memorial Day, 1956. A sign on base gatehouse reads "Bolling Air Force Base". Numerous cars enter the base for the activities. Aircraft parked for static display at the Bolling Air Force Base. A C-119 aircraft on taxi strip. A large crowd of civilians walk among the aircraft. A line of visitors waits to board a B-36 bomber.They climb up a ramp set by the cockpit. A girl walks under the belly of the B-36. A sign by a jet aircraft identifies it as an F-101 Voodoo fighter.

Date: 1956, May 30
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Eisenhower speaks at Press Conference in White House in 1956.

View of newsmen seated and cameramen at a press conference. President Eisenhower enters the conference room. Journalist asks him questions regarding violence resulting from 'Segregation Issues'. President replies how local government of United States of America is ready to help. Journalists writing in notepads. Close view of President speaking.

Date: 1956, September 11
Duration: 4 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Senator Carey Kefauver at a press conference in Washington D.C.

Senator of Tennessee Carey Kefauver at a press conference in Washington D.C. He announces that he will campaign for the Democratic candidacy for the Presidential elections in 1956.

Date: 1955, December 19
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy arrives at the U.S. Military Hotel General Von Steuben in Wiesbaden Germany

A U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter lands on the lawn of the Hotel General von Steuben, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crowd of spectators stands across the drive from the hotel lawn, constrained by German policemen. U.S. Air Force Military policemen stand guard on the nearer side of the drive. Soon the Presidential VH-3 helicopter, Marine One, lands on the lawn. It displays the Presidential seal and that of the Military District of Washington, DC. Next, President John F. Kennedy is seen walking past the Army helicopter and into the U.S. Military's Hotel General von Steuben. He is accompanied by German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard, U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and U.S. Army Aide, Brigadier General Chester V. Clifton, along with a phalanx of Secret Service Agents. Other officials look out from a dining room window of the hotel as the Presidential party arrives. (Note: In the 1950s, the U.S. built three large military hotels in Wiesbaden. In 1951,a star-shaped Hotel [the American Arms] was built on Frankfurter Strasse. In 1955, the 9-story Amelia Earhart Hotel was opened. It was a utilitarian structure, with row after row of windows. President Nixon once stayed there. It closed in 1995. The General von Steuben Hotel, depicted in this film, was the newest, built in 1956, on Auguste Viktoria Strasse, near the train station. It is now a commercial hotel, "the Dorint Hotel Pallas Wiesbaden." )

Date: 1963, June 26
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Italian influence on American life. Italian Festival San Gennaro at Mulberry Street, in New York City.

Italian influence on American life, reflected in foods and history. Crowd eats Italian food at Italian Festival San Gennaro at Mulberry Street, in Little Italy, on lower East side of Manhattan, New York City. Italian chefs cook pizza and other food items at a restaurant kitchen. Views of Ferris Wheel; . decorative lights; a brass band. Customers eating pizza in restaurant. They put napkin on dog and feed him pizza. A Casino. View of George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. Heroic sculpture of Italian explorer and navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485-1528) by Ettore Ximenes (1855–1926) in Battery Park, New York City. Home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, on Staten Island, New York. Visitors enter the home, which displays sign reading: (in Italian)" He lived in exile, 1851 to 1853. Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hero of two worlds." View of statue at Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain, Columbus Circle. in front of the Union Station, Washington, DC. Italian Carabinieri march in Columbus Day parade on 5th Avenue, in New York City. Italian and American flags displayed on building. St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen. Italian journalists at work in Washington, DC and New York City.

Date: 1956
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Operation Alert of mock H Bomb attack to check Civil Defense in Washington DC and New York City.

Mock H Bomb attack to check Civil Defense in Washington DC. View of the Civil Defense Administration building. Workers in the building reacting to a mock alert of an impending atomic or nuclear attack. Woman in a control center takes readings over the phone. Warning signals being flashed on a large map of United States. Siren sounded with 'Chrysler Air Raid Siren' written on it. Police and Civil Defense team clear the streets. Officers are air lifted to secret centers from where they will administer security plans. Helicopters lifting off from grounds of the Pentagon in Arlington Viriginia near Washington DC to "evacuate" essential personnel. Officer stands on an empty street of New York City. Many parked buses are among the vehicles nearby. People seen at the base of a stairs at the entrance to the New York City subway. Traffic moves on the road after air raid signal has been sounded.

Date: 1956, July 23
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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