Film, Video Theodore Roosevelt /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope Company
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Roosevelt, Theodore
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1898
Language English
Subjects Roosevelt, Theodore
Theodore Roosevelt /
Other Title
Theodore Roosevelt leaving the White House
Hon. Theo. Roosevelt, Ass't Sec'y, U.S. Navy leaving White House
Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary, United States Navy leaving White House
TR as Assistant Secretary of the Navy leaving the White House, 1897
Theodore Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy leaving the White House, 1897
TR, in formal dress with hat, walks down the steps of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C. and turns and walks toward the stationary camera. The south portico of the White House is visible through trees in background.
Contributor Names
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
American Mutoscope Company.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  H27382 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 22Jan1903; H27382.
-  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt.
-  Duration: 0:15 at 16 fps.
-  Production date from American Mutoscope and Biograph Company production logs.
-  According to the summary in The Theodore Roosevelt Association catalog, Roosevelt walks down the steps of the old State, War and Navy Building, now called the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0337) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  According to the Roosevelt Memorial Association, this is the first motion picture taken of Theodore Roosevelt.
-  Titles added to Paper Print copies at time of restoration.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 325; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.15387; The Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection...catalog, p. 106; Musser's Emergence of cinema, v. 1, p. 247.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company production logs in Motion Picture and Television Reference Center.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (13 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (6 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (13 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (6 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 13 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 3351 (viewing print)
FAB 1229 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEA 7826 (viewing print)
FRA 0688 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 6182 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FRB 0650 (master pos pic)
Box 0828P (paper pos)
Box 5579E (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4099
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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

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