The Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial

President Eisenhower signs a replica of the Louisiana Purchase transfer document while Mayor Morrison and French Ambassador Henri Bonnet look on. E. V. Richards, Jr. and Duralde Claiborne (in uniform) assist the President. Congressman T. Hale Boggs is among the spectators. Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille narrated the reenactment of the historic event, October 17, 1953.

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