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Historical monuments and landmarks of the Washington DC area as seen in the early 1950s

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.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Historical views of The White House grounds and interiors, in the United States.

The White House past and the present. Aerial view of The White House in Washington DC in the late 1950s. Scene with 1950s cars parked and moving in parking areas and roads in front of the White House. Visitors walking on the White House grounds near the North Portico. View of a Birch tree planted by wife of President Calvin Coolidge and Magnolia trees by President Andrew Jackson. View of the south portico entrance and the north entrance of the White House. Plans and sketches of of The White House. Portraits of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith. Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Plan of the east and the west wing of The White House. Illustration of British attack on The White House. Portraits of President James Madison and his wife Alley. Portrait of President George Washington. Portrait of President James Monroe. Picture of President Abraham Lincoln. Footage of President Lincoln's study room, and his bedroom with its custom bed over 8 feet in length. Sketch of President Benjamin Harrison taking oath. Still images of ornate furnishings in the White House during Harrison's tenure. Still images of more simplified furnishings in the White House under Theodore Roosevelt. Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt with sons. Aerial view of the new west wing area enlarged for White House office use. Still photo of Theodore Roosevelt writing. Footage of President Woodrow Wilson signing a bill at his desk, with a crowd of officials standing by. Footage of United States Military officers and French General Ferdinand Foch and other French military officers entering the White House to meet with President Harding on October 29, 1921. (Foch was touring the U.S. and being officially thanked for his leadership in World War I.)

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People standing near a fence look at the White House and walk on a sidewalk towards the building in Washington DC.

The White House in Washington DC. Exteriors of the White House. People stand near a fence and look inside. Women walk on a sidewalk. People walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. People enter the White House. Children walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. A child in a pram. Cars parked outside the White House. Entrance door of the White House. Stairs in the White House.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
King Faisal is formally greeted in Washington DC during state visit to the United States.

Welcome preparations for King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC. A man puts up flags of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Two men paste posters of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and King Faisal. A military band plays. Allied flags in the background. U.S. Marine honor guard on the south lawn of White House. View from inside a helicopter over the Ellipse, with White House visible, ahead. U.S. Army trumpeters line the balcony of White House and trumpet fanfare as King Faisal's car arrives at the White House. A drum roll sounds as he steps from his car. The King shakes hands with the President, who stands at edge of drive to personally greet him. The President escorts King Faisal along a red carpet to a stage on the south lawn of the White House. The military band plays. The soldiers salute. President Johnson speaks into a microphone and greets King Faisal with traditional greeting in Arabic. He then talks about U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia. People applaud after the welcome speech. King Faisal replies and expresses gratitude. Scenes of a welcoming parade in the streets of Washington, DC. A sign reads 'His Majesty King Faisal'. U.S. soldiers march and a band plays. People line sidewalks to see and to welcome the King. Military units parade. The King rides in a limousine with two Secret Service Agents standing on the rear of the car. He arrives at Blair House, directly across from the Old Executive Office Building and adjoining White House. . He is greeted an official from the City who presents him the "keys to the City."

Date: 1966, June
Duration: 5 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Eisenhower gives a speech after he awards Medals of Honor to for heroism in the Korean War at the White House.

President Dwight D Eisenhower awards Medals of Honor for heroism in the Korean War at a ceremony in front of the White House. After presentation the President speaks of the gratitude of the nation, and says he hopes there will be no need for any more battle citations. Relatives of awardees and spectators. The awardees on stage: Sgt Hiroshi Miyamura, USA; Lt James L Stone, USA; Sgt David B Bleak, USA; Sgt Alford Lee McLaughlin, USMC; Private Robert Ernest Simanek, USMC (retired); Lt George H O'Brien Jr, USMC; Lt Raymond G Murhpy, USMC. Secretary of Defense, Charles E Wilson and others watch. The President poses with the awardees for the press.

Date: 1953, October 27
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
The President, Mrs. Eisenhower and other government dignitaries meet the veterans in the White House gardens in Washington DC.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the First Lady of the United States, Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower meet veterans in the White House gardens in Washington DC. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower meet the sick and disabled men and women of the armed forces. Veterans come to the White House lawns on crutches and wheel chairs. Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, U.S. Army General Omar Bradley and other government dignitaries meet the veterans. The veterans enjoy the White House hospitality and eat.

Date: 1953, May 28
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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