• 1916 to 1918 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1916 In 1916 Roosevelt was encouraged by many to run for president again, a notion which he entertained, but ultimately declined. He traveled to New Mexico where he campaigned for the Republican candidate, Charles E. Hughes. It is possible that the film T.R. with Rough Rider Friends was filmed during this trip. Theodore Roosevelt TR Speaking to a Group of Men From the Porch ...

  • 1905 to 1910 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1905-1908 During his second term, Roosevelt worked on bringing a peace settlement to the Russo-Japanese War. Delegates from both nations were invited to New Hampshire to facilitate this. Roosevelt also acquired the right for the U.S. to build a canal in Panama and visited the country himself in November 1906, the first time a president in office had ever visited a foreign nation. Oscar ...

    • Date: 1905
  • Rights and Access -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

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  • 1911 to 1919 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1911 T. R. becomes a contributing editor for The Outlook magazine. 1912 February T. R. announces his candidacy for the presidency. June Despite T. R.'s winning the popular vote in almost every primary election, Republican delegates vote for Taft as their candidate for the presidential election. August 5 The Progressive party, or Bull Moose party, is formed in Chicago, and two days later T. ...

  • Theodore Roosevelt on Film -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    But a truce to politics! We want to present Colonel Roosevelt to the reader . . . as a picture man: that is, one in sympathy with the best aspects of the picture.1 It has been said that during the silent newsreel period no president was more photogenic than Theodore Roosevelt. He was unusually cooperative with motion picture photographers, often pausing in the midst ...

    • Date: 1898
  • 1900 to 1905 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1900 T. R.'s books The Strenuous Life and Oliver Cromwell are published. 1901 March 4 McKinley is inaugurated as president for a second term with T. R. as his vice-president. September 14 McKinley dies after being shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo eight days earlier. T. R. takes the oath of office for the presidency. President Roosevelt seated on lawn, surrounded by family. ...

  • 1880 to 1889 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1880 June 30 T. R. graduates from Harvard magna cum laude. October T. R. begins law studies at Columbia. October 27 T. R. and Alice marry. Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt) Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. 1881 November 9 T. R. is elected to the state assembly for the twenty-first district of New York State at the age ...

  • 1890 to 1899 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1891 August 13 A daughter, Ethel Carow, is born to T. R. and his wife. 1893 T. R.'s book The Wilderness Hunter is published. 1894 Archibald Bulloch is born to T. R. and his wife. 1895 T. R.'s book Hero Tales from American History, written with Henry Cabot Lodge, is published. T. R. accepts a post on the Board of Police Commissioners in New ...

  • Digitizing the Collection -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    Motion Pictures The motion pictures chosen for digitization are all black-and-white and silent. The films taken from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection were portions of newsreels and other actuality footage taken from 1898 to 1921. (For more information about the collection itself, see About the Collection.) Some of this footage was compiled by the Association into documentary films between1919 and 1928. Often, several different ...

  • 1911 to 1915 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1911 Roosevelt is pictured speaking at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam, a project which was largely the result of his presidential leadership in irrigation policy. TR Speaking at the Dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911 Scenes of Roosevelt Dam The Roosevelt Dam [1] 1912 Roosevelt ran for the presidency again on the Progressive Party ticket and campaigned actively for the election, but lost to ...

  • 1906 to 1910 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1906 January T. R. is instrumental in mediation between Germany and France over the influence both countries wish to exert in Morocco. The Hepburn Railway Rate Act is passed, curbing the practice of railroads giving rebates to chosen shippers. February 17 T. R.'s daughter Alice is married at the White House to Nicholas Longworth, a Republican congressman. June 30 The Meat Inspection Act and ...

  • 1858 to 1879 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1858 October 27 Theodore Roosevelt Jr., is born in New York City to Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt. 1869 May 1869-March 1870 T. R. travels to Europe for the first time with his family. 1870 T. R. begins to work out in a gym to improve his health and frequent asthma attacks. 1872 T. R.'s family travels to Egypt and the Holy Land. 1873 ...

  • 1919 to 1921 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    Roosevelt died at Sagamore Hill on January 6, 1919, as a result of a brain aneurism. Many commemorative services took place over the succeeding years, of which the following films contain only a small selection. In addition, notable figures such as Edward, Prince of Wales (later to be King Edward VIII), and King Albert of Belgium paid homage to Roosevelt by visiting his grave. ...

    • Date: 1919-01-06
  • About this Collection -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (M/B/RS) at the Library of Congress. Founded in 1919, the Theodore Roosevelt Association was organized to perpetuate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. As part of its mission, it amassed a collection of ...

    • Date: 1898
  • 1901 to 1904 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    In his first term as president, Roosevelt was often in front of the camera, openly engaging journalists and filmmakers. He traveled widely in his duties, and is shown in these films attending an Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, greeting a foreign dignitary (Prince Henry of Prussia), appearing at the Charleston and St. Louis expositions, and touring San Francisco. By the end of his first ...

  • Related Resources -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    This bibliography contains only a selection of books on Theodore Roosevelt, many of which were consulted during the formation of the online materials. The biographies listed here focus on the period of Roosevelt's life captured in the motion pictures on this Web site. In addition, there are books on film history listed here which contain references to Roosevelt's appearances in motion pictures. (For a ...

  • 1898 to 1900 -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    1898-1900 Theodore Roosevelt was appointed assistant secretary of the Navy in 1897, and he is pictured in the first film leaving the old State, War, and Navy Building. He resigned to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War, a war he strongly supported. He and his "Rough Riders" won acclaim, especially for their part in the Battle of San Juan Hill. Upon ...

    • Date: 1898
  • Sound Recordings of Theodore Roosevelt's Voice -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    When running as the third-party Progressive (Bull Moose) candidate for president of the United States in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt recorded a number of campaign speeches. Represented here are all of the cylinder recordings he made for the Edison Company in August of 1912. (The next month he recorded five 78 r.p.m. disc sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company.) Rival presidential candidates Woodrow Wilson ...

    • Date: 1898
  • About this Collection -- Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (M/B/RS) at the Library of Congress. Founded in 1919, the Theodore Roosevelt Association was organized to perpetuate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. As part of its mission, it amassed a collection of ...

    • Date: 1898