Film, Video TR's return to New York, 1910 [1].

Format Film, Video
Dates 1910
Location Battery Park
New York
New York City
Language English
Subjects Army
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Roosevelt, Theodore
Speeches, Addresses, Etc., American
United States
Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
TR's return to New York, 1910 [1].
Other Title
Theodore Roosevelt's return to New York, 1910
theodore roosevelt's return to new york, 1910
On June 18, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt returned to New York City after a fifteen-month tour abroad, having travelled through Africa and western Europe. An elaborate city celebration drawing a million people marked his homecoming. Aboard the ocean liner Kaiserin Auguste Victoria ex-President and Mrs. Roosevelt were met by a revenue cutter, the Manhattan, carrying the Roosevelt children. TR then went aboard a larger cutter, the Androscoggin, and officially became a guest of the city. After boating up the Hudson River along the New Jersey shore to West Fifty-Ninth St., the Androscoggin moved back along the Manhattan shore to Battery Park, followed by a water parade of almost one hundred vessels. TR was greeted by Mayor William J. Gaynor at the Park, where both briefly spoke to an assembled crowd, with notables seated on a flag-draped stand expanded for the occasion to hold 600 people. Battery ceremonies were followed by a parade up Broadway and Fifth Avenue to the Fifty-Ninth St. plaza, where it dispersed. In the parade TR, Mayor William J. Gaynor, and chairman of the city's welcoming committee, Cornelius Vanderbilt, together rode in an open carriage, preceded by TR's regiment of Rough Riders, First United States Volunteer Cavalry. Also in the parade were approximately 2000 other veterans of the Spanish-American War. On the film are views of the open harbor, with various vessels assembled for TR's visit, including the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, the Androscoggin, and the Manhattan; TR alone on the lookout station of what appears to be the Androscoggin as it moves into port; street scene in which photographers scramble to get clear view of carriages as notables pass through street cordoned off with greenery; TR and Vanderbilt move toward Battery speakers platform, beside which is visible the stand erected for TR's family and dignitaries; TR and Mayor Gaynor, who steps forward to greet TR, ascend platform; men mill around base of platform; side view of TR speaking from written notes, with Gaynor behind him; scenes of crowds and tents in what appears to be Central Park south; parade moves toward camera and passes in front of decorated stands; TR, standing in carriage, pauses in front of stands; shots of mounted police, mounted band, carriages, marching band.
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1910.
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  New York (N.Y.)
-  Harbors--New York (State)--New York
-  Plazas--New York (State)--New York
-  Streets--New York (State)--New York
-  Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
-  Ships
-  Processions
-  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
-  United States.--Army.--Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
-  Copyright: no. reg.
-  Duration: 3:49 (part) 1, 3:53 (part 2) at 20 fps.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association title: TR's return to New York, 1910 (old version); new version not identified.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt children, Mrs. Roosevelt, Mayor William J. Gaynor, Cornelius Vanderbilt.
-  Sources used: P&P portrait file; P&P presidential file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association; RMA purchased from Braunstein.
-  Received: 5/68 from USDA Lab ; ref print, dupe neg, arch pos; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., ca. 231 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., ca. 231 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 7 min., ca. 231 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. arch pos.
Call Number
FAB 0700 (ref print)
FRA 5750 (dupe neg)
FRA 5749 (arch pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, DC. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4170s1
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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