Format Film, Video
Dates 1909
Location Africa
Language English
Subjects Africa
Caricatures and Cartoons
Editorial Cartoons
Roosevelt, Theodore
Social Aspects
Cartoon--TR's arrival in Africa /
Other Title
Cartoon--Theodore Roosevelt's arrival in Africa
cartoon--theodore roosevelt's arrival in africa
Created / Published
[United States : s.n., 1909?]
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Travel--Africa
-  Presidents--America
-  Caricatures and cartoons--Social aspects
-  Editorial cartoons
-  Africa
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 0:20 at 24 fps.
-  Viewing print (16 mm.) and non-viewing pos lack interior title. DLC
-  Animated caricature of the animals' attitude towards TR's arrival in Africa. Views of a huge tree filled with frightened animals, as a monkey on the ground peers over a cliff; he begins jumping up and down, pointing and climbing the tree as TR appears over the rim of the cliff with gun in his hand.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association numbers: RMA 321-04-02; RMA 321-04-03. DLC
-  MAVIS 1203931; Cartoon--TR's arrival in Africa. DLC
-  Appears to be based on Homer Davenport's cartoon The frightened animals; hist! see who's coming, originally published in The Evening mail, New York, March 23, 1909.
-  National Park Service acquire from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). RMA purchase from Geiss. DLC
-  Sources used: Shaw, A. A cartoon history of Roosevelt's career, 1910:194; Lorant, S. The life and times of Theodore Roosevelt, 1959:515.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  viewing print, dupe neg, masterpos, non-viewing pos; Received: May 1968 from USDA ; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (11 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
viewing print, copy 2. 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (11 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
masterpos. 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
non-viewing pos. 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number
FAB 0884 (viewing print)
FEA 6732 (viewing print)
FEA 9652 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 8205 (dupe neg)
FPB 7189 (dupe neg)
FPC 0474 (masterpos)
FRA 0871 (non-viewing pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4085
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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T. R.'s Return from Africa, 1910 [2]
A Visit to Theodore Roosevelt at His Home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912
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The Roosevelt Dam [1]
The River of Doubt [2].

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