Scenes from the U.S. Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC in 1976. Policeman stands with a notepad on the ground. People march with bands, TOOELE written on the back of their shirts. Girls march with flags in their hands. Horse-cart on the ground. People watch the event. Flag on the horse-cart. People pass on the street. Houses in the background. Another horse-cart on the ground. A float decorated with flowers on the street. It carries a car. Policeman speaks on the loudspeaker. Other people in uniform march on the street. A van parked on a field. A man conducts a medical check up in a shack. Flag and dummies on a decorated float.
Argentine Ambassador Honorio Pueyrredón speaks into four microphones, at the dedication of a memorial to General and independence leader, José de San Martín, located in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. (It was moved to Triangle Park, at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street, in 1976.) This is a duplicate of the original located at the Plaza San Martin, in Buenos Aires. It is a gift to the United States from Argentina. View of the flag-draped equestrian statue, as it is uncovered displaying the flags of Argentina and the United States and numerous doves flying skywards. View of the memorial base, as an aide climbs steps and presents the Ambassador with an object that he places into an opening in the base. Scene shifts to President Calvin Coolidge, stepping to the podium, surrounded by officials and notables, including First lady Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. They applaud and then sit as the President begins to speak. Change of scene shows closeup of the President and Mrs. Coolidge standing on a stand decorated with flags and bunting, set up next to a building. Secretary of State, Frank Billings Kellogg, stands to the left of Mrs. Coolidge. Uniformed Argentine soldiers stand at attention in front of the dignitaries. The President shields his eyes from the sun as he observes something to his left.
Americans celebrate 200th Anniversary of United States at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. View of Washington Monument across the reflecting pool in Washington DC, United States. Georgia, Massachusetts and Connecticut written on outer edge of Lincoln Memorial building. Singing Choir stands on steps of Lincoln Memorial. Celebration begins with sunrise services, led by Rev.John Steinbruck, Pastor of Luther Place Memorial Church, Washington, DC. People pray with candles in hand and thereafter float them in water of the reflecting pool.
People gather to watch Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC. Soldiers parade with band on the street. Flags on the street side. An AFL CIO float on the street decorated with flowers. USA written on the float superimposed on map outline of the United States.
People gather to watch Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC. People sit beside the street. Jeep passes on the street. An old Ford car follows. A flag on the car. Women pass on the street in traditional dresses with flags. Men pass in traditional dresses with flags of their country. Other people in colorful dresses pass by on the street. Flags on the street side. People parade with bands and flags, all wearing white pants, red shirts, and white cowboy hats. A decorated float on which is written "Happy Birthday USA" and "Freedom". Cameraman takes the photographs.
Men work on parade floats in assembly area preparing for Bicentennial parade in Washington DC. They decorate the float. The flag of USA decorated on the float. Men work on the top of the float by standing on the staircase. Building in the background.