AMBASSADOR CONANT REJECTS RED PROPOSAL - 1955 Dr. James B. Conant, U.S. Ambassador to Germany spells out U.S. policy on Berlin to German newsmen and gives a blunt rejection of Communist proposals to end the present 4-power rule of the city and place it under East German control.
Date: December 3, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:26:00, With Audio
CHICAGO'S NEW SKYSCRAPER - 1955 Chicago's first skyscraper in two decades is dedicated in an official opening ceremony. The 41-story Prudential Life Insurance Building bosts an impressive lobby, its own time capsule and a breathtaking view of the city's skyline.
Date: December 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
FRANKFURT APARTMENT BUILDING EXPLOSION - 1955 A mysterious blast destroys a new apartment house on Franfurt, Germany killing 26 of the 32 occupants. Rescue workers dig through the rubble carrying the dead and living away at the site of the disaster.
Date: December 7, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
ETHIOPIAN TRADE FAIR RIOT OVER PICTURES - 1955 A friendly riot erupts at the U.S. Pavilion during the Ethiopian Trade Fair - not over politics but excitement over free color pictures of Emperor Haile Selassie. A free-for-all worthy of a Saks shoe sale breaks out and police move in to restore order.
WORLD'S LARGEST TURBINE HELICOPTER - 1955 The world's largest turbine-powered transport helicopter — the 40-passenger YH-16A
"Turbo Transporter" — makes its debut at the Philadelphia International airport.
Date: December 11, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
REMOTE CONTROL TRAIN IS A FIRST - 1955 It's a historical first as media and others board a train operated by remote control. Passenger POV of the train's mechanics and the tracks on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
Date: December 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, With Audio
SANTA VISITS PUPS AT THE POUND - 1955 Santa Claus pays a visit to a Seattle dog pound where he provides a Christmas tree decorated with weiners for the pups. A touching and adorable ode to the Christmas spirt, and a shameless plug for a new home for puppy.
A.F.L. AND C.I.O. MERGE TO BECOME ONE - 1955 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor unions merge to become the world's largest free labor organization with 16 million members. Delegates hail new leaders President George Meany and Vice-President Walter Reuther while U.S. President Eisenhower praises the merger.
Date: December 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:46:00, With Audio
MOTOR VEHICLE RODEO CELEBRATES SD DAY - 1955 Air Force vehicles compete in a motor vehicle rodeo to celebrate national "Safe Driving Day." The huge trucks navigate incredible obstacles and only the best and most precise drivers win trophies.
Date: December 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
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