Major events of the year 1957. Queen Elizabeth II of England and her husband Prince Phillip welcomed by President Dwight D Eisenhower and the first Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower at the White House in Washington DC, United States. The Queen visits the New York harbor. Her motorcade moves down the street as large crowd gathers to welcome the Royal couple.
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Joint Resolution on the Middle East in Washington DC. Interiors of the White House shows President Dwight Eisenhower signing the Joint Resolution on the Middle East dated 9th March, 1957. The document shows signature of Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives. It is countersigned by Carl Hayden. Under his signature, the typed words," Vice President of the United States" have been lined through, leaving President of the Senate, over which Hayden presided, as President pro tem, in the absence of Vice President Nixon, who was traveling, at the time. President Eisenhower wrote "approved" and signed the document.
King Saud during a visit to Washington DC. State Dinner at The White House. King Saud arrives at the White House by car. He is escorted by trusted counselors, members of the royal family, cabinet officers and diplomats, to a State Dinner at the White House. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, in formal attire, enters the White House. U.S. Envoy to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee head, Walter George, arrives at the White House. Additional members of His Majesty's suite, arrive at the White House. U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, Joseph William Martin Jr.arrives. American Red Davies, an executive with the American-Arabian Oil Company, greets Saudi visitors.
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.)
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.
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."