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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 term, he was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate for the next election, while Judge Alton B. Parker was the Democratic candidate.

Theodore Roosevelt

President Roosevelt Crossing the Field

Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island

President Roosevelt Reviewing the Troops at Charleston Exposition

President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition

TR in San Francisco, 1903

The President's Carriage

Over Route of Roosevelt Parade in an Automobile

President Reviewing School Children

President Roosevelt's Fourth of July Oration

His Times

Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus

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1905 to 1910

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1911 to 1915

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1916 to 1918

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1919 to 1921

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. The film President Harding and Calvin Coolidge, taken in 1920, features the first two presidents to serve after Roosevelt's death.

Theodore Roosevelt

Close-up of TR's Grave, 1920

TR's Funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919

[Flag Services for TR at Oyster Bay, October 1919]

Leonard Wood Lays Cornerstone of Roosevelt House, 1921

The Prince of Wales Visits TR's Grave

King Albert of Belgium Visits TR's Grave, October, 1919

RMA Flag Service on the Steps of New York Public Library, 1919.

His Times

President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1]

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