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Film, Video Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition President Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition / Variant title from the American Film Institute catalog: 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
  • Variant title from the American Film Institute catalog: 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.

Names

  • Selig Polyscope Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Selig Polyscope Co., 1903.

Headings

  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Louisiana Purchase Exposition--(1904 :--Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • -  Presidents--United States
  • -  Louisiana Purchase--Centennial celebrations, etc
  • -  Special events--Missouri--Saint Louis

Genre

  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H31552 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: William N. Selig; 6May1903; H31552.
  • -  Duration: 0:14 at 16 fps.
  • -  Production company and distributor from the American Film Institute catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
  • -  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.
  • -  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.
  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt.
  • -  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.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 99407363

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

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/.

APA citation style:

Selig Polyscope Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Pres. Roosevelt at the Dedication Ceremonies, St. Louis Exposition. United States: Selig Polyscope Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99407363/.

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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. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99407363/>.