The USS Arizona (BB-39) underway in the Caribbean Sea, with President Hoover on board. The President visits the Virgin Islands
Caribbean Sea Date:1931 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Herbert Hoover on the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) headed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The President's flag flies on the ship. Crew of the Arizona drape themselves across the superstructure and guns of the battleship to be photographed with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair at the center of the picture. President Hoover visits Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat carrying the President. Herbert Hoover is met by the Virgin Islands Governor, Paul Pearson. who escorts him to a car. Hoover gets into the car with Governor Pearson and they proceed in a motorcade through Charlotte Amalie. The sidewalks are filled with spectators. President Hoover and the Governor Pearson watch a parade of students from a raised gazebo in a park.
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