'Khrushchev's American journey' about Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Washington D.C., United States. An aircraft lands at an airport in Washington D.C., United States and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives on September 15, 1959. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomes him. Khrushchev being greeted by officials and girls present him with flowers. An honor guard lined up to welcome the Soviet Premier. 21 guns being fired to honor him. President Eisenhower delivers a welcome note as he expresses his gladness on Premier Khrushchev's visit to America. He also mentions about the talks between the two leaders about unresolved international questions. Premier Khrushchev in his address thanks President Eisenhower for giving him a warm welcome. Mr. And Mrs. Khrushchev along with the President leave in a car. Motorcade moves past a large crowd in the streets. They get off the car outside the President's guest house where Premier Khrushchev will stay. Khrushchev arrives at the White House where he presents a memento to President Eisenhower as Vice President Richard Nixon and others look on. President Eisenhower and the Soviet Premier board a helicopter and go for an aerial tour of the Washington D.C. Aerial views of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Key Bridge over Potomac River, local highways, suburban residential area and suburban shopping center as seen from the air.
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.)
Exteriors of the White House in Washington DC. Interior of the White House shows U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing Alaska Statehood Act on July 7, 1958, granting Alaska status as the 49th state as of January 3, 1959. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and other officials surround President Eisenhower. Workers work with the U.S. flag showing 49th star added to new staggered star design.
Glimpse of newborn John F. Kennedy Jr. in Washington D.C. Crowd awaits on a Georgetown street in freezing weather to get a glimpse of President-elect John F. Kennedy's son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior. A woman walks out of the house holding baby John F. Kennedy Jr. President-elect of the United States John F. Kennedy and his wife, the soon-to-be First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy walk out of the house. They step into a large white 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Town Car and leave for Palm Beach. Other Georgetown homes in the background.
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.
Events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A helicopter lands on the White House lawn in Washington DC. Beach views in Cuba. A military parade. Desecration of a monument. A crowd of cheering Cuban people as Fidel Castro enters Havana, Cuba in 1959. United Nations building. Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev embrace. Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Anastas Mikoyan deplanes and is greeted by Fidel Castro in Havana. A trade agreement between Russia and Cuba signed by Fidel Castro. Russian cargo ships en route to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats. A map depicts proximity of Cuba to the U.S. U.S. surveillance aircraft heading for Cuba. A sign reads 'HQ. 4080 S W Intelligence Division'. Men examine reconnaissance photographs of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photographs show transports and tents for fueling and maintenance. A sign reads 'Strategic Missile Facility GAM 77 Combined Systems'. U.S. rockets readied for any emergency. A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from an airfield. U.S. Navy ships in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. submarine underway at sea.