Film, Video [Flag services for TR at Oyster Bay, October 1919] /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1919
Location New York
New York Bay
Oyster Bay
Language English
Subjects Cemeteries
Memorial Rites and Ceremonies
New York (State)
Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay (N.Y. : Bay)
[Flag services for TR at Oyster Bay, October 1919] /
Other Title
Flag services for Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, October 1919
Children visit TR's grave, 1920
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. View 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. Shots from different angles of memorial flag as it is borne by young men up the steep pathway to the gravesite; five girls sew the 48th and final star on flag at what is probably Cove School in Oyster Bay with group of children and Boy Scouts visible in background; view of children and adults on cemetery grounds. Final scene of Samuel Abbott, originator of memorial flag idea, placing flag on TR's gravesite.
Contributor Names
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1919.
Subject Headings
-  Memorial rites and ceremonies
-  Flags
-  Cemeteries--New York (State)--Oyster Bay
-  Oyster Bay (N.Y. : Bay)
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 1:10 at 16 fps.
-  RMA title gives title as Children visit TR's grave, 1920.
-  Date of first sequence, children at the grave, is unverified.
-  Appearing: Samuel Abbott.
-  Donor's inventory number: RMA 303-06-05.
-  Sources used: The Daily news, New York. 10/25/1919:8; The New York times mid-week pictorial. v. 10, no. 10, 1919:[6]; P&P portrait file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquire from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). Gift to RMA from Urban.
-  Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; viewing print and non-viewing pos pic; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, gift to RMA from Urban; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.
1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. non-viewing pos pic.
Call Number
FAB 0988 (viewing print)
FRA 5965 (non-viewing pos pic)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4120
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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Dublin Core Record
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