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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
 
 
President Eisenhower talks about economy and taxes during a press conference in Washington DC, United States.

President Dwight D Eisenhower at a press conference in Washington DC, United States. The President answers reporters' budget related questions. He also talks about the economy and taxes of United States. 1953.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of the President's office in Washington DC, United States.

Major events of the year 1953. Dwight D Eisenhower congratulated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after assuming the office of the U.S. President. Funeral procession of a prominent statesman, Robert Taft. Taft with children. Death of Joseph Stalin. Stalin with other Soviet officials.

Date: 1953, December 24
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eisenhower is appointed as the president of Columbia University and Harry S. Truman with him in the United States.

A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Dwight David Eisenhower and officers salute. Others stand near him. Eisenhower with his wife Marie Geneva Doud Eisenhower and his child. He walks with his wife. Soldiers holding flags salute. Dwight David Eisenhower in a car salutes them. He sits with a woman. In 1948 he is appointed as the President of Columbia University in New York. He walks with other professors. He is being honored and appointed as the president by other personnels. He addresses the students. In Washington: A plane taxis. Dwight David Eisenhower comes out of a car. Cameramen click pictures. Dwight David Eisenhower wearing a hat stands. He enters a building. He opens his coat. He is greeted by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The United States Capitol building.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
The United States Constitution created at the Philadelphia Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The history of the United States. 1783: Soldiers of the new republic after their victory in the American Revolutionary War. Soldiers on horseback meet new citizens. They watch as men carrying baggage walk away. A banner on a road separating two states reads 'New Hampshire Boundary'. A merchandiser demands money from two men to cross the border. Pictures of the land which farmers gave up because they could not pay back. Bankers inside a building. People on the streets. Delegates at the Philadelphia Convention in Pennsylvania. Pictures of people demanding new central government. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the US, walks supported by two men to the convention building. Several people stand around and watch. General George Washington, the elected President of the convention. He delivers a speech. He states the need for unity, a sound financial system, war debts to be paid, trade to be encouraged, national government to protect rights and perform functions. The delegates speak at the convention. The convention in progress. President George Washington with Benjamin Franklin and a few men at a final private conference during which they decide the government should have clearly defined substantial powers. The Preamble to the United States Constitution created on 17 September 1787, read out at the convention. Benjamin Franklin gets up with the help of two men. George Washington signs the constitution. Benjamin Franklin with George Washington. The carving on George Washington's chair. George Washington, the first President of the United States. People greeting the President. Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, organizes a bank to receive taxes and import duties that pays off national debts.

Date: 1953
Duration: 8 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USIA film describing the ways it conducts its world-wide operations

Segment of U.S. Information Agency film describing its world-wide operations. Map shows 217 overseas posts in 17 countries, of the USIA (also known abroad, as the U.S. Information Service). Animated map zooms in on one post, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aerial view of Sugar Loaf Mountain overlooking the harbor and city. Street scene in Rio. USIA Public Affairs Officer, William A. Wieland, is seen walking along a sidewalk in the city. Next he is seen in the office of Ambassador James S. Kemper, briefing him about USIA activities. View of the Brazilian Foreign Office building. Mr. Wieland meets with the Chief of the Cultural Division there. Book stacks in the USIA Thomas Jefferson Library in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Wieland conferring with a librarian. He is also seen at the USIA broadcast facility in the U.S. Embassy. Film shifts to street scene in Cebu, the Philippines. A building displaying American and Philippine flags, is labeled: " United States Information Service." Inside, and American and a Filipino worker give bundles of literature to local workers for distribution. One, a bus driver, carries his bundle onto his open-sided bus, displaying the name, "Cebu, Autobus." He waves as he drives away. The USIA Public Affairs Officer is seen visiting the Mayor of Cebu City, Vincente S. del Rosario; giving a news release to the editor of a newspaper; broadcasting on local radio;and socializing with local editors. USIA drive a mobile movie van into a remote village where many children are playing. They set up a screen and projector. Almost everyone in town attends the showing. Scene shifts to USIA headquarters building at 1778 Pennsylvanis Avenue,in Washington, DC. Director Theodore Streibert holds a staff meeting. View of President Eisenhower addressing U.S. public media leaders about confronting the Soviet Union with truthful information about the U.S. and the West, on April 16, 1953,in Washington, DC. A USIA technician transmitting text of the speech to its public affairs officers around the world. Views of newspapers carrying the story in Paraquay, Ireland,Algeria, and Burma. The President's speech was printed in a pamphlet entitled "The Peace We Seek," ahd sent abroad where it was translated into Arabic,Japanese, Persian, and 20 other languages. Four million copies were distributed. Posters about the speech were also distributed.

Date: 1954
Duration: 6 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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