AMERICA IN THE LATE FORTIES Exterior shot of the White House. Newspapers going through a printing press. Workers pulling newspapers out of the press. Secretary of State George C. Marshall testifying about the European Recovery Program at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He testifies dramatically about the New World's responsibility to help the Europe. Shot of the Committee's members. Peaceful images of American life: a girl riding a bicycle in an Amnerican town; housewives folding laundry from the clothesline; women neighbors talking happily across the fence in their backyards; CU's of average men smiling and talking; people drinking coffee and talking happily in a coffeeshop. Images of Bob Hope playing golf on a crowded golf lawn.
WOODROW WILSON CAMPAIGNS US President Woodrow Wilson, running for reelection, addresses a huge gathering in a tent decorated with striped bunting and American flags. Outside a statue is decorated with a banner saying: Blessed are the Peacemakers. A cavalcade of vehicles decorated with bunting is seen on a city street lined with flags and enormous crowds.
TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAPAN'S SURRENDER President Truman announces Japan's surrender and the end of WWII at a White House news conference. Camera bulbs flash as he reads, "I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government...which specifies the unconditional surrender of Japan."
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:26:00, With Audio
CROWD AT WHITE HOUSE Shot of a huge crowd in front of the US White House taken from a moving vehicle. People wave to the camera from the crowd. Military guards controlling a crowd in front of the White House gates.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:07:00, No Audio
CANVASSING SUPPORT - 1 A man in a suit stands in the doorway of his home with a man holding a clipboard, canvassing support. The homeowner announces that he did receive some campaign literature, but "threw it in the trash".
Date: 1950s - BLACK/WHITE Source: Shot on Film, Exists on BetaSP Length: 00:00:11:00, With Audio
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