• Short Summary

    On the eve of President Eisenhower's arrival in India - workmen were still busy December 8, putting last-minute touches to the US Pavilion at the World Agriculture Fair, Delhi, to be opened by the American leader, December 11.

  • Description

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    GV American Pavilion.
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    2.
    ANGLE SHOT..Of American and Indian flags flying.
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    LV PAN Up pavilion.
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    SV Domes on pavilion.
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    LV Pressmen walking through exhibition.
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    SV Farm model in pavilion.
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    PAN Of tractor in pavilion.
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    SV PAN Of chickens in runs.
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    LV Windmill.
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    CU Two Indian women seated on ground.
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    SV American Ambassador walks round exhibition.
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    LV PAN American Ambassador walks past.
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    ANGLE SHOT.. Of flag flying at mast. exhibition.
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    LV Tilt down from fountain to exhibition
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    Background: On the eve of President Eisenhower's arrival in India - workmen were still busy December 8, putting last-minute touches to the US Pavilion at the World Agriculture Fair, Delhi, to be opened by the American leader, December 11.

    Indian officials say it's the first agricultural fair ever to be held on a world scale -- and certainly the biggest fair ever for India. America, one of 14 nations and two international organizations taking part, has assembled an impressive exhibit.

    The pavilion reflects agricultural efficiency and highlights increased productivity by use of modern machinery.

    In the main buildings are interesting displays - ranging from century-old American farm implements to an atomic reactor and gamma facility. The pavilion occupies five acres - largest space taken by any exhibitor. Cost including maintenance for the duration of the Fair -- well over 26,000. Built on imaginative lines, the Exhibit has islands of concrete domes -- looking from a distance like large golden parasols. These gay clusters give the pavilion an eye-catching glittering touch.

    Ten thousand workers were employed to erect the Fair, which runs officially until February 14.

    President Eisenhower will make two of his most important speeches of the world tour in India -- one at the opening of the US Exhibit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBPAS01FSKT7X6LICES45R0RD
    Media URN:
    VLVABBPAS01FSKT7X6LICES45R0RD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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