Film, Video [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Dalzell, John
Fuller, Melville Weston
Lodge, Henry Cabot
McKenney, James Hall
Roosevelt, Theodore
Spooner, John C. (John Coit)
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1905
Location Fifteenth Street
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Army
Cavalry, 1st
Fifteenth Street (Washington, D.C.)
Inauguration Day
Roosevelt, Theodore
United States
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
[TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /
Other Title
Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905
TR's inaugural address, 1905
Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural address, 1905
On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either side of the carriage; TR tips his hat to the crowd. Sitting beside him is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., Chairman of the joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Opposite, but not clearly visible, are Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass. and Rep. John Dalzell of Penn., members of the committee. Second sequence consists of long shots of TR taking the oath of office on a platform erected on the east front of the Capitol; Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910) administers the Presidential oath of office as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible. The platform is decorated with plants and garlands and a large banner with the American eagle on it hangs from the center of the railing. West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen are assembled below the platform.
Contributor Names
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Spooner, John C. (John Coit), 1843-1919.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Dalzell, John, 1845-1927.
Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910.
McKenney, James Hall, 1837-1913.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1905.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 1st
-  United States Military Academy
-  United States Naval Academy
-  United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
-  Oaths
-  Inauguration Day
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Inauguration, 1905
-  Processions
-  Midshipmen
-  Fifteenth Street (Washington, D.C.)
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney.
-  Duration: 1:27 at 18 fps.
-  Research indicates film is of TR taking oath of office rather than delivering his inaugural address.
-  Sources used: Washington, D.C. Inaugural Committee, 1905. Inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States, March 4, 1905. [1905]; Washington post. 3/5/05:1-2; The Evening star, Washington, D.C. 3/4/05:pt. 2:5; 3/5/05:1-2; New York tribune. 3/5/05:3; The New York herald. 3/5/05:5; P&P stereo file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association. RMA purchased from Kleine.
-  Received: 6/1976 from LC film lab; ref print, dupe neg, masterpos; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Kleine; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at LC lab: 6/1976.
1 reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos (copy 2)
Call Number
FEA 7314 (ref print)
FPB 7744 (dupe neg)
FPB 7745 (masterpos)
FPB 8057 (masterpos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4109
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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