Format Film, Video
Dates 1916
Location New York
Oyster Bay
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Language English
Subjects Military Leadership
Roosevelt, Theodore
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
Speeches, Addresses, Etc., American
Shall we prepare? /
Other Title
TR speaking at Sagamore
TR in Metropolitan Magazine office, 1916
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore
Theodore Roosevelt in Metropolitan Magazine office, 1916
tr speaking at sagamore
tr in metropolitan magazine office, 1916
theodore roosevelt speaking at sagamore
theodore roosevelt in metropolitan magazine office, 1916
Created / Published
United States : Paramount Pictures, 1916.
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919,--Military leadership
-  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
-  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Editors, Frederick Palmer, Henry Reuterdahl.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Hovey.
-  Duration: 3:03 at 18 fps.
-  Copies vary in length due to longer printing of interior titles.
-  Two sequences of TR: Sequence 1: views of TR walking onto the porch of Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, N.Y., facing the camera, and then speaking on military preparedness during WWI; Sequence 2: views of TR sitting at his desk in the Metropolitan Magazine office in New York City and speaking with a man who may be Carl Hovey, editor of the magazine.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association numbers: RMA 305-01-02; RMA 321-07-04; RMA 321-07-03. DLC
-  MAVIS 1204275; Shall we prepare? DLC
-  Sources used: The Moving picture world. v. 27, no. 8, 1916:1236; Metropolitan magazine. v. 43, no. 5, 1916:72-73; Moving picture world, v. 27.7, p. 1116; Moving picture world, v. 27.8, p. 1380.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from RMA. RMA purchased from Bray. Ref print (FEA 7636), dupe neg (FPB 8076) and masterpos: flash titles, blank frames, portions out of frame. DLC
-  viewing print, dupe neg, masterpos, non-viewing pos; Received: May 1968 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (101 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (106 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (206 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (107 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (106 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (206 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
masterpos. 1 film reel of 1 (106 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
non-viewing pos. 1 film reel of 1 (101 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number
FAB 0691 (viewing print)
FEA 7636 (viewing print)
FEA 7637 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 5726 (dupe neg)
FPB 8076 (dupe neg)
FPB 8077 (dupe neg, copy 2)
FPB 8078 (masterpos)
FRA 5727 (non-viewing pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4098
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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