• Short Summary

    President Hoover meets members of the public at the White House on New Year's Day.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Washington - Enough handshakes to last a year! - is the penalty of being President - when, once a year, thousands, high & low (according to ancient custom) 'call' at the White House on New Year's Day."

    Washington, Washington D.C., United States of America.

    American Secretary of State, with women. Secretary of the Treasury Mellor (?) comes out of building. C/U Mellor (?), Chief Justice Hughes of the Supreme Court with his daughter and son-in-law (Hughes touches the brim of his top hat in greeting).

    President Herbert C. Hoover (Republican) and his wife walk from the White House through a small honour guard. C/U of the President and his wife.

    Long line of people standing outside the White House waiting for admission. High angle shot of line up.

    (Story seems to end rather abruptly.)

    This story has commentary on the soundtrack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    645.30
    Media URN:
    4681
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:55:00 / 01:39:33:00
    Canister:
    32/4

Comments (1)

  1. ghostlady says

    That would be US treasury secretary Andrew W Mellon - also a major American industrialist and philanthropist for whom Carnegie Mellon University is named.

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