Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Truman is elected.
Philadelphia, United States of America
L.S. Elevated delegates in the Convention Hall at Philadelphia. M.S. Crowded floor of the hall with delegates holding State banners. S.C.U. Delegates demonstrating around platform. S.C.U. Rear view platform. Delegates in background. S.C.U. Sam Rayburn of Texas takes over the Chair. L.M.S Floor of the Convention Hall with cheering delegates. L.M.S. The platform committee meeting in another building. S.C.U. Platform committee seated at table. L.M.S. Front view platform committee. M.S. Senator Myers (Pennsylvania)of the platform committee steps onto dais to announce the Party's programme to the convention. C.U. Myers on platform. L.M.S. Crowds on the floor of the convention hall. M.S. The delegation from Alabama. S.C.U. Low angle notice on top of delegates pole reading 'Mississippi'. M.S. Alabama delegation, disagreeing with the civil rights policy of Northern Democrats, leaving the hall. L.M.S Ditto.
M.S. Truman, wife and Margaret Truman leaving Washington for Philadelphia. M.S. Waiting pressmen at the railway station. M.S. Truman waving from the rear of his special train. L.M.S. Convention Hall floor. M.S. Elevated of Georgia delegation. M.S. Charles Bloch of Macon, Georgia, nominating Richard Russell of Georgia. M.S. Elevated Georgia delegation cheering. L.M.S. Convention hall cheering. M.S. Georgia delegation start a procession to the dais in support of Russell. S.C.U. Georgian banner holder gets emotional. M.S. Elevated packed convention hall. M.S. Governor Phil Donnelly nominates Truman as President. L.M.S. Delegates waving banners on floor at the announcement. S.C.U. Banner of donkey with words - 'The World's Hope - Truman'. M.S. Crowded full screen people waving banners and cheering. L.M.S. Ditto. M.S. Elevated crowds. S.C.U. Crowd scene - general public in the viewing balconies. C.U. Enthusiastic types on the floor of the hall (2 types). M.S. Man riding a donkey starts parade towards platform. M.S. Front view demonstration gets under way. L.M.S. Convention hall crowd. M.S. Clerk on dais calling out votes. S.C.U. Types on the convention floor. M.S. Delegates listening to the clerk. S.C.U. Press box. C.U. Delegates on floor listening. S.C.U. Clerk reading out votes. S.C.U. Press man typing. M.S. Delegates on the floor. M.S. Back view Sam Rayburn on platform. M.S. Front view he announces that Truman is elected. L.S. Elevated convention scene. L.M.S. Vast crowds in public gallery. M.S. Waving crowds in the gallery. M.S. Chairman of the Party on dais. M.S. Front view Chairman Rayburn announcing election of vice-presidential candidate. M.S. Truman stepping up to platform. L.M.S. Rear view Truman on the platform. M.S. Public gallery. M.S. Front view Truman. He accepts the nomination. L.S. Elevated crowds cheer. S.C.U. Truman addressing convention (see dope sheet for speech). L.M.S. Cheering crowd. M.S. Truman leaves dais. L.M.S Convention hall. M.S. Rear view Alben Barkley (Vice Presidential nominee) and Truman, hands aloft on the dais. S.C.U. Truman and Barkley on the platform