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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
 
 
Voice of America broadcasts President's speech and USIS "Atoms for Peace" exhibits are presented worldwide

President Eisenhower of the United States addresses United Nations on December 8, 1953 about atomic bomb and atomic weapon dilemma in the nuclear age (part of Atoms for Peace initiative). Operators in radio transmission control rooms note down readings. View of time clocks of various places in the world including Honolulu, New York, London, Moscow, Calcutta, Bangkok and Tokyo displayed. The Voice of America broadcasts program in different languages by announcers. Scene of a family sitting in a living room as they listen to the president's speech on a console radio. People work at typing, printing, and translating the speech. USIA motion pictures service prepare newsreel of president's speech. A man views air mail of USIA films. Exterior views of several different United States embassy buildings worldwide. A guard standing outside the building. A Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. embassy in Japan, in Tokyo, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert Murphy. USIA members seated around table for meeting, and, in Washington DC, creating publications about the Atoms for Peace program. People seated in a USIA library in Brazil read books and various USIA materials. Architects design 30 foot high Atoms for Peace exhibits. An exhibit being setup in a foreign country (possibly in North Africa). Exterior and interior views of the West Berlin, Germany Atoms for Peace exhibit. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in India is seen arriving in a jeep to view the Atoms for Peace exhibit in India. Prime Minister Nehru inside the exhibit hall watching a presentation. In Japan, a woman operates remote-controlled robotic hands to hold radioactive materials, at a demonstration for Japanese citizens. In a city in Italy, a view of a mobile van unit carrying an Atoms for Peace exhibit. Scenes from a film "A is for Atom" that was translated into 30 languages and shown all over the world. Wide view of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. A Russian radio commentator speaking at a microphone. Propaganda dramatization showing the Russian announcer attacking American plans for Atoms for Peace.

Date: 1954
Duration: 7 min 9 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
 
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