Film, Video TR in Africa [1909, 2] /
Articles and Essays with this item:
Big Game Hunting
Kikuyu (African People)
Maasai (African People)
Social Life and Customs
- TR in Africa [1909, 2] /
- Other Title
- Theodore Roosevelt in Africa [1909, 2]
- Roosevelt in Africa
- theodore roosevelt in africa [1909, 2]
- roosevelt in africa
- Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed in British East Africa (Kenya) in 1909. View of TR planting a tree in front of trading company building, possibly located in Mombasa, long shot of busy amusement area in Kenyan seaport of Mombasa, including shot of ferris wheel filled with Swahilis; shots, taken from observation platform on train engine, of plains along the Uganda Railway, with herdsmen who are probably Masai and railroad workers visible along tracks; train pulls into small community; women who are probably Masai, incorrectly identified by interior title as Zulu, gather water at spring, accompanied by children.
- Rainmaker dances in ritual ceremony, surrounded by Swahilis; members of unknown tribe draw water from a well, with large thatched structure in background; views of Masai men, women, and children in kraal, with clear shots of mud houses; TR and his party appear in group of Kikuyu and/or Masai tribesmen; women who are probably Masai, incorrectly identified by interior title as Zulu, form ceremonial circle on open plain; TR and members of his party examine a gun in the presence of African tribesmen; unidentified tribesmen pose individually for camera at close range, with campsite visible in background; at campsite porters work busily, either setting up or breaking camp, with TR briefly visible; view of Kikuyu and/or Masai dance, incorrectly identified by interior title as Zulu dance, in honor of TR's visit; Roosevelt party crosses stream, with porters carrying gear and safari members across water toward camera.
- Created / Published
- United States : [s.n.], 1909.
- Subject Headings
- - Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Travel--Africa--Kenya
- - Big game hunting--Africa
- - Tree planting--Kenya
- - Maasai (African people)
- - Maasai (African people)--Social life and customs
- - Kikuyu (African people)
- - Kikuyu (African people)--Social life and customs
- - Dance--Africa
- - Africans
- - Kenya--Social life and customs
- - Mombasa (Kenya)
- - Copyright: no reg.
- - Roosevelt Memorial Association lists date in title as 1910.
- - Film appears to be fragment of production, Roosevelt in Africa, released April 18, 1910.
- - Photographer, Cherry Kearton.
- - Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt.
- - Duration: 3:34 (part 1), 3:54 (part 2) at 12 fps; 3:36 (part 3), 1:52 (part 4) at 18 fps.
- - MAVIS 1244972; TR in Africa [1909,2].
- - Sources used: Scribner's magazine. v. 47, no. 3, 1910:264; v. 47, no. 6, 1910:643-644, 650-652; Roosevelt, Kermit. A sentimental safari. 1963:XXIX; Kearton, Cherry. Adventures with animals and men. 1935:68-71; Kearton, Cherry. Photographing wild life across the world. :105-106; Roosevelt Memorial Association. Annual report. 1926:18; Library of Congress. African Section; Moving Picture World, v. 6, p. 528-529, 682-683.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association. RMA purchased from Community.
- - viewing print, dupe neg; Received: May 1968 from USDA lab and Mar. 1976 from LC film lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
- - Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Community; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: May 1968 and LC lab: Mar. 1976.
- viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (298 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (746 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (298 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (746 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FAB 1226 (viewing print)
- FEA 7635 (viewing print)
- FRA 6172 (dupe neg)
- FPB 8075 (dupe neg)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- trmp 4102s1 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4102
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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