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Collection Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

1901 to 1904

In his first term as president, Roosevelt was often in front of the camera, openly engaging journalists and filmmakers. He traveled widely in his duties, and is shown in these films attending an Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, greeting a foreign dignitary (Prince Henry of Prussia), appearing at the Charleston and St. Louis expositions, and touring San Francisco. By the end of his first term, he was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate for the next election, while Judge Alton B. Parker was the Democratic candidate.

Theodore Roosevelt

President Roosevelt Crossing the Field

Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island

President Roosevelt Reviewing the Troops at Charleston Exposition

President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition

TR in San Francisco, 1903

The President's Carriage

Over Route of Roosevelt Parade in an Automobile

President Reviewing School Children

President Roosevelt's Fourth of July Oration

His Times

Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus