Film, Video Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition / St. Louis Exposition exercises

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Title
Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition
Other Title
President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition
St. Louis Exposition exercises
Summary
President Theodore Roosevelt is on the speaker's platform. He rises and doffs his hat. A carriage passes in front of the platform. The President then appears briefly below the platform, possibly preparing to enter the carriage. President Roosevelt was in St. Louis to dedicate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition buildings and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The Exposition was originally expected to open on that day, but the opening was delayed until April 30, 1904.
Contributor Names
Selig Polyscope Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Selig Polyscope Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  Presidents--United States
-  Louisiana Purchase--Centennial celebrations, etc
-  Special events--Missouri--Saint Louis
-  Louisiana Purchase Exposition--(1904 :--Saint Louis, Mo.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H31552 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: William N. Selig; 6May1903; H31552.
-  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt.
-  Duration: 0:14 at 16 fps.
-  Production company and distributor from the American Film Institute catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
-  Filmed on April 30, 1903, on the first day of the the Louisiana Purchase Centennial Dedication Ceremonies (April 30, May 1-2, 1903) in St. Louis, Missouri.
-  The beginning title, added to the film during the original paper print conversion, is about 30 seconds in length. The film itself is about 14 seconds long, but is actually a shorter length of film, which repeats several times. After Roosevelt rises and doffs his hat, he appears briefly on the ground below the platform. He can then be seen rising and doffing his hat two more times.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1041) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  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. 257-258; American Film Institute catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 858; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 30, 1903, p. 1 and 3, viewed online December 6, 2017 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers; Louisiana Purchase Exposition: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis, U.S.A., April 30th and May 1st-2nd, 1903 brochure, viewed online at the Missouri Digital Heritage WWW site, December 6, 2017; The world today, v. IV, January 1, 1903 to July 1 1903, p. 772, viewed online December 6, 2017 via Google books; New York clipper, May 9, 1903, p. 271, viewed online via the Internet Archive, December 7, 2017.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (6 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 1 reel of 1 (6 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 5 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4055 (viewing print)
FRA 1240 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1602 (master pos pic)
Box 0113L (paper pos)
Box 5155H (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4132
Library of Congress Control Number
99407363
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
(dlc)99407363
Description
President Theodore Roosevelt is on the speaker's platform. He rises and doffs his hat. A carriage passes in front of the platform. The President then appears briefly below the platform, possibly preparing to enter the carriage. President Roosevelt was in St. Louis to dedicate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition buildings and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The Exposition was originally expected to open on that day, but the opening was delayed until April 30, 1904.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/99407363
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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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Selig Polyscope Company, and Paper Print Collection. Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition. United States: Selig Polyscope Co, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/99407363/.

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