Film, Video RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 /
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- RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 /
- On October 27, 1919 the Roosevelt memorial flag, which has been carried across New York State in TR's honor, is brought to rest at his grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, N.Y. Views of Samuel Abbott, originator of the memorial flag idea, placing the flag on TR's grave. Sequence of two young girls and a boy placing flower bouquet and flag through fence surrounding TR's grave, event may not be part of flag ceremonies. Final scenes of flag ceremony sponsored by Roosevelt Memorial Association on the steps of New York Public Library, Oct. 25; long shots of notables standing on platform, possible identifications from right to left are: Henry Cabot Lodge, honorary vice-president of RMA; the man next to Lodge is probably Henry J. Allen, Governor of Kansas; William Boyce Thompson, president of RMA, is holding the flag with the help of a man who appears to be Henry D. Lindsley, chairman of the event; William Loeb Jr., vice-president of RMA, is visible in back of Thompson; next to Loeb is probably William Gibbs McAdoo; and the man to the far left with hands to his side may be Elihu Root, an RMA trustee. Sequence of Boy Scouts and members of the Naval Reserve hoisting flag up flagpole as an unidentified man leads the crowd in singing.
- Created / Published
- United States : [s.n.], 1919.
- Subject Headings
- - Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
- - Memorial rites and ceremonies--United States
- - Flags--United States
- - Oyster Bay (N.Y. : Bay)
- - Copyright: no reg.
- - Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps.
- - Film sequence does not follow order of actual events; second sequence, children at the grave, is unverified.
- - Appearing: Samuel Abbott, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry J. Allen, William Boyce Thompson, Henry D. Lindsley, William Loeb Jr., William Gibbs McAdoo.
- - Sources used: Daily news, New York. 10/25/19:8; The New York times mid-week pictorial. v. 10, no. 10, 1919:; New York American. 10/25/19:11; P&P portrait file.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). Gift to RMA from Urban.
- - ref print, dupe neg and arch pos; Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- arch pos. 1 reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- Call Number
- FAB 0994 (ref print)
- FRA 5976 (dupe neg)
- FRA 5977 (arch pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recording Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- trmp 4138 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4138
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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