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Inauguration of President Harry S. Truman, 32nd President of the United States, The

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0010
Run Time
0h 7m 52s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1949
Abstract
Coverage of the ceremony and inauguration of President Harry S. Truman from start to finish, beginning with the journey from the White House to the National Capital Building down Pennsylvania Ave., to President Truman’s Oath of Office and Presidential Acceptance Speech, to the parade and celebration after the swearing in of the 32nd President of the United States of America. A narrator covers the story, giving details of the day not captured in the footage and giving critical acclaim in support of the President and his new policies.
Log
00:17 - people come from all over to see the inauguration and unfolding of the Truman Fair Deal Policy, MLS view of United States Capitol Building in background, crowds, man selling and waving American flags, MS people sitting on curbs waiting since dawn, CU board full of Presidential pins, MCU man waving flags to sell, MS children sitting on ground 00:36 - then President-Elect Harry S. Truman and Vice President-Elect Alben Barkley and three women get photos taken, suits, top hats, women in fur coats, MLS people watching from trees, MS Mr. Truman and Mr. Barkley in back seat of car, convertible top down, LS people watching from balconies of a high rise building 00:50 - MS SA TS car beginning stretch from White House to Capitol Building down Pennsylvania Ave., aerial LS RA line of motorcycles leading cars to Capitol, FA TS Truman's car, narrator says they are 29 minutes late, there was not an official chief executive for that period of time under the Constitution 01:07 - HA LS National Capitol Building, MLS crowds in balconies, FA MLS Capital Building with crowds of people, HFA, RA Truman, Barkley and other party members approaching Presidential stand, Var HA LS crowd watching the inauguration 01:36 - FA President-Elect Truman takes the Oath of Office administered by Frederick Vinson, Chief Justice 02:24-6:12 - FA President Truman gives acceptance speech, narrator gives brief comments analyzing the speech during applause breaks, LS RA podium, LS crowds 06:13 - LS FA crowds, President leaves the Capital, Honor Guards with rifles and flags walk along side of car through crowd, TS crowd waving 06:26 - FA LS rows of motorcycles leading cars down Pennsylvania Ave. away from National Capital Building centered in the distance, MLS President Truman and Vice President Barkley waving from car, LS aerial of procession, 06:41 - LA Capital Building, planes fly in formation over building, MLS SA, FA every branch of service is in line of march to do honor to President Truman 06:59 - Truman and Barkley watch parade from booth under a pavilion, SA MLS Missouri float, Var state floats pass, MS stage filled with people filming parade with cameras, Var angles band and armed soldiers marching, President Harry S. Truman and Vice President Alben W. Barkley tip hat and wave
Distributors
Castle Films, inc.
Main Credits
Castle Films, inc. (is production company)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Truman, Harry S. (is actor)
Related Place
Washington DC (production location of)