Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
    Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue [MI]: Col. Theodore Roosevelt and officers of his staff | Title in Biograph photo catalog, v. 2 [MI]: Col. Theodore Roosevelt and staff | Title in Biograph production log: Col. Roosevelt and staff, Camp Wikoff
    "This picture shows Col. Roosevelt, accompanied by Lieut. Greenway and other prominent officers of the Rough Riders, galloping up to his headquarters, where he dismounts and walks into his tent. This view was taken in the camp with the Rough Riders, and is an excellent picture of Col. Roosevelt in the environment he loves so well"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    Governor Roosevelt and staff
    Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Col. Theodore Roosevelt and staff escorted by Troop "A" of New York | Title in Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908: President Roosevelt and staff | Title in Biograph production logs: Gov. Roosevelt and staff & Troop "A"
    Governor Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by Troop A of the "Rough Riders", appears in the land parade in honor of Admiral George Dewey. Roosevelt is only visible in the first few feet of film, riding alone in front of the troops. He turns his head and removes his hat in salute before he passes from view.
    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video
    Roosevelt's Rough Riders
    Shooting title in Biograph production log: Roosevelt's Rough Riders at drill
    "A charge full of cowboy enthusiasm by Troop "I," the famous regiment, at Tampa, before its departure for the front"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    Wreck of the "Vizcaya"
    Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Wreck of the "Viscaya" | Theodore Roosevelt Association title: Wreck of the Viscaya in Santiago, Cuba, 1898
    Spanish armored cruiser Vizcaya was destroyed by the U.S. Navy on July 4, 1898, while trying to escape a blockade of Santiago Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. "This is a wonderfully impressive picture, taken on the morning after the battle in which the Spanish navy was destroyed. This battleship, once the "Pride of Spain," is shown a ruined hulk on the beach,...
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba
    Variant title: Pack mules on the trail, Cuba | Variant title from Roosevelt Memorial Association: Pack mules on trail, 1898 | Variant title from Edison motion pictures, 1890-1900: Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago
    "A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    Troops making military road in front of Santiago
    Title from Roosevelt Memorial Association: U.S. troops making artillery road in Santiago, 1898
    "Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable"--The Phonoscope.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    25th Infantry
    Twenty-fifth Infantry | Title in Biograph photo catalog, v. 3: Twenty-fifth Inf. returning from Mt. Ariat | 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Arayat | Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Back from battle | Title in Biograph bulletin form 247: Back from the battle | Theodore Roosevelt Association title: 25th Infantry returning from Mt. Ariat, 1898
    "Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue.
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba
    United States troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba | Title in Edison films catalog, no. 105: U.S. troops landing at Baiquiri, Cuba
    "These are the first U.S. troops to land on Cuban soil, June 22, 1898. The picture shows a long perspective view of the pier at Baiquiri [sic], the point chosen so strategically for the landing of General Shafter's army. At the end of the wharf are the coal dumps and ore elevators used by the mining company operating the famous iron mines at Juragua,...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video
    U.S. battleship "Oregon"
    United States battleship "Oregon" | Title in American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue: Battleship "Oregon"
    "This picture of the pride of the United States Navy was made on the occasion of the Peace Jubilee in New York City, and was taken from a tug passing the warship on its way up the North River. The entire crew are on deck, and a beautiful view of this wonderful craft is afforded"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue. Views on the starboard...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company
    • Date: 1898