Film, Video A visit to Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912 /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1920
Location New York
Oyster Bay
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Language English
Subjects Homes and Haunts
New York (State)
Oyster Bay
Roosevelt, Theodore
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
A visit to Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912 /
Other Title
Visit to the illustrious colonel
Visite à l'illustre colonel
Theodore Roosevelt
visit to the illustrious colonel
visite à l'illustre colonel
theodore roosevelt
First film footage taken of Theodore Roosevelt at his home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, summer of 1912. Views of the house and surrounding grounds. Roosevelt reviews his mail, assisted by his son Archie. William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington from 1910 to 1918, who was detailed to Woodrow Wilson and Roosevelt during the 1912 campaign, speaks informally with Roosevelt under trees. Roosevelt rides his horse Sidar away from Sagamore and stops to feed horse from his hand; Roosevelt and his dogs set out across field with Sagamore visible in background. Roosevelt, in white shirt and vest, chops down a tree. Band and crowd of men on Sagamore grounds. Roosevelt addressing large group of men from Sagamore porch. American flag flying. Last sequences of band, crowd, and flag were probably not included in original Pathé production.
Created / Published
United States : Roosevelt Memorial Association, [1920]
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Homes and haunts--New York (State)--Oyster Bay
-  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association annual report notes film originally released by Pathé Frères under title, A visit to the illustrious colonel. Moving Picture World review appears under title, Theodore Roosevelt. French title undetermined.
-  French language translation title, Une visite à l'illustre colonel, is supplied for the France in America project.
-  One of the intertitles in this version provides production information: "But the Colonel consented and permission was given Pathe Freres, who took the pictures which were shown all over the world."
-  Originally released in U.S. in 1912.
-  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, William P. Helm.
-  MAVIS 180631.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Digital files viewed.
-  Sources used: Roosevelt Memorial Association annual report,1925, p.18; Moving picture world, v. 13, p. 1304.
-  Nitrate deterioration on one interior title printed through on digital file, 16 mm. viewing copy, and dupe neg pic. Some interior titles lacking and nitrate deterioration printed through on several interior titles of 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
-  viewing print, 16 mm. and 35 mm. dupe neg pics; Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab and 2/1976 from LC film lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  master; Received: 1/24/2007 from VidiPax; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 218 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master. 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 6 min., ca. 218 ft.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 218 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 min., 479 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FAB 0745 (viewing print)
VRA 1872 (master)
FRA 5798 (dupe neg pic)
FPB 7127 (dupe neg pic)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4172s1
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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