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    Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (M/B/RS) at the Library of Congress. Founded in 1919, the Theodore Roosevelt Association was organized to perpetuate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. As part of its mission, it amassed a collection of...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1999

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  • Film, Video
    President McKinley's funeral, 1901.
    President McKinley's funeral, 1901 [1]
    Three sequences of the funeral ceremonies held for President William McKinley: Sequence 1: McKinley's body lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17, 1901; views of officers on horseback, the Artillery Band (wearing dark headdresses), a squadron of cavalry, a battalion of artillery and coast artillery, Marine Band (wearing white helmets), battalion of Marines, civilians carrying umbrellas (may...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Biograph Company
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Cartoon--TR's arrival in Africa
    Cartoon--Theodore Roosevelt's arrival in Africa
    Animated caricature of the animals' attitude towards TR's arrival in Africa. Views of a huge tree filled with frightened animals, as a monkey on the ground peers over a cliff; he begins jumping up and down, pointing and climbing the tree as TR appears over the rim of the cliff with gun in his hand.
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    Dr. William Gorgas
    Doctor William Gorgas
    Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal (1904-1913) and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a building; location of this sequence is undetermined. Remainder of film shows Dr. Gorgas and an unidentified man riding on a Panama Canal Company train. The two men are silhouetted against passing scenery...
    • Contributor: Gorgas, William Crawford - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 190?
  • Film, Video
    TR in Africa [1909, 2]
    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...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Kearton, Cherry - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1909
  • Film, Video
    TR's inauguration, 1905 [1]
    Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905 [1] | Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905.
    Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Paramount Pictures Corporation
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2]
    Theodore Roosevelt's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2] | Theodore Roosevelt's arrival in Panama, November 1906.
    TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, in Panama City there are views of the processional, including a marching band and escorts on horseback, as spectators gather; long shot of TR, accompanied by Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men standing on...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Miles, Herbert J.
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    TR speaking in Panama, November 1906
    Theodore Roosevelt speaking in Panama, November 1906
    TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, there are views of TR and Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men arriving and standing on a platform on the steps of the Cathedral in Panama City; medium shot of two women arriving at...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Amador Guerrero, Manuel - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905]
    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...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    Japanese and Russian peace delegates--leaving New York City, 1905
    Japanese and Russian peace delegates arriving at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905 | Japanese and Russian peace delegates arrive at Portsmouth, N.H., 1905
    On Aug. 5, 1905, the Japanese and Russian delegations to the Portsmouth Peace Conference left New York City to board ships which would take them first to Oyster Bay to talk with TR and then to the conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Views at the wharf of the New York Yacht Club of the Japanese delegation boarding two U.S. Navy steam launches; part of the...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    President McKinley inauguration, 1901 The first sequence (ca. 49 ft.), views of President William McKinley speaking, may be unrelated footage. Views of crowds on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in front of the old Willard Hotel during the March 4, l90l inaugural festivities. A mounted military unit rides through what is probably the court of honor, the area on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from Fifteenth to Seventeenth Sts.; the President and...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Hanna, Marcus Alonzo - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    Pres. Roosevelt's Fourth of July oration
    President Roosevelt's Fourth of July oration | President Roosevelt's 4th of July oration | Pres. Roosevelt's 4th of July oration
    President Theodore Roosevelt eats and then speaks to a crowd who have gathered to hear him. From another camera position, the crowd bids him farewell as Roosevelt and his party enter a horse-drawn carriage and leave the vicinity.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Roosevelt, Theodore - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    President Roosevelt crossing the field
    President Roosevelt at Army-Navy football game | President Roosevelt at the Army-Navy game | President Roosevelt at Army-Navy game | Pres. Roosevelt crossing field Navy-Army | President Roosevelt crossing field Navy-Army
    President Roosevelt, accompanied by Secretary of War Root, Secretary of the Navy Long, and a number of others, crosses the football field during the half-time of the game.
    • Contributor: Congdon, James - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
  • Film, Video
    Pres. Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition
    President Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies, Saint Louis Exposition | St. Louis Exposition exercises | Saint Louis Exposition exercises | President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition
    At the speaker's platform, President Theodore Roosevelt prepares to enter a carriage.
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Selig Polyscope Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island
    Arrival of Prince Henry and President Roosevelt at Shooters Island, N.Y.
    Prince Henry and President Roosevelt walk together up the gangway on Shooters Island on their way to the stand where Miss Alice Roosevelt will christen the German Emperor's yacht Meteor. Following Henry and Roosevelt are Wallace Downey, owner of the ship building firm of Townsend & Downey, the sailors and marines from the Hohensollern, officers from the United States Army and Navy, and invited...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore - Heinrich - Longworth, Alice Roosevelt - Downey, Wallace
    • Date: 1902
  • Film, Video
    Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus
    Judge Alton B. Parker and Mayor McClellan at Esopus | Judge Alton B. Parker and guests | Judge Alton B. Parker & guests
    From three camera positions, the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Parker, bids farewell on the wharf at Esopus to Mayor McClellan and other important Democrats. Judge Parker was nominated at the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, July 6, 1904.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    President reviewing school children
    President Roosevelt reviewing school children
    From the side of a broad avenue, a crowd of people await the arrival of President Theodore Roosevelt. The marching military that precedes his carriage can be seen at a distance of a quarter of a mile away. Four other camera positions along the march include the escort, the dignitaries, and at the conclusion, Roosevelt in his carriage.
    • Contributor: Miles, Herbert J. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    President Roosevelt reviewing the troops at Charleston Exposition
    President Roosevelt reviewing troops, Charleston Exposition
    President Roosevelt is standing on a platform in front of an auditorium, photographed from across the street. At his left is Mrs. Roosevelt, holding carnations. They review the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps foot soldiers on President's Day at the Charleston Exposition. Other prominent individiuals shown are Captain F.W. Wagener, Mayor Smyth of Charleston, Governor McSweeney of South Carolina, and Governor Aycock of North...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
  • Film, Video
    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H.
    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, New Hampshire | Japanese-Russian peace envoys
    The Japanese and Russian peace envoys arrive and depart in automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, or steam yachts, with arbitration groups from the United States. Neutral areas are designated for the conference, the docks, and the buildings in which the conference is held, as well as the parade in the streets.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    Scenes and incidents, Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, N.H. Scenes from the 1905 peace conference between the Russian and Japanese Governments, mediated by the U.S. Government at the invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt. Scenes of the dignitaries and celebrities who are part of the conference include travel between Oyster Bay, New York and Portsmouth. The Japanese, then the Russian, delegations, including envoys Count Vitte, Baron Rosen, and Marquis JutarĊ Komura depart, from the...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    The sculptor's nightmare At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead, the sculptor spends their fees on a dinner with his model during which he becomes so inebriated that he is taken to jail. There he has a nightmare,...
    • Contributor: McCutcheon, Wallace - Bitzer, G. W. - Sennett, Mack - Solter, Harry L. - O'Sullivan, Tony - Dillon, Edward - Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
  • Article
    Sound Recordings of Theodore Roosevelt's Voice When running as the third-party Progressive (Bull Moose) candidate for president of the United States in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt recorded a number of campaign speeches. Represented here are all of the cylinder recordings he made for the Edison Company in August of 1912. (The next month he recorded five 78 r.p.m. disc sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company.) Rival presidential candidates Woodrow Wilson...
    • Date: 1898
  • Article
    Theodore Roosevelt on Film But a truce to politics! We want to present Colonel Roosevelt to the reader . . . as a picture man: that is, one in sympathy with the best aspects of the picture.1
    • Date: 1898