Film, Video Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917] Women suffragettes visit Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore, 1917

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  • Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917]

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  • Women suffragettes visit Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore, 1917


  • Film is the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. The first campaign, beginning in 1913, was unsuccessful; the woman suffrage amendment was rejected by the voters in 1915. On Nov. 6, 1917, the suffrage amendment to the New York State Constitution was approved by the voters. The suffragists invited to Sagamore Hill were headed by Mrs. Norman deR. Whitehouse, State Chairman of the New York State Woman Suffrage Party. Sequence of TR talking to three women: the woman in the dark hat and coat is Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid; the woman dressed in furs next to TR is Mrs. Whitehouse; and the tall woman in the light hat and jacket is Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957.
  • Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970.
  • Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), 1874-
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1917.


  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Suffrage--New York (State)
  • -  Women--Suffrage--New York (State)
  • -  Women's rights--New York (State)
  • -  Women--Legal status, laws, etc
  • -  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)


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


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Duration: 0:10 at 16 fps.
  • -  RMA lists date in title as 1918.
  • -  Appearing: Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid (Helen Rogers), Mrs. Whitehouse (Vira B.), Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw (Harriet Burton).
  • -  LC copy is incomplete, has only flash title.
  • -  National Park Service acquire from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). Gift to RMA from Pathe.
  • -  Donor's inventory number: RMA 307-3-8.
  • -  MAVIS 12917; Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917].
  • -  Sources used: Harper, Ida H., ed. History of woman suffrage. v. 6, 1969; Bain, George Grantham. [News photos of woman suffrage in the United States, mostly New York City, 1905-1917.] lot 11052. P&P; League of Women Voters in the United States. ...[W]omen active in the women's suffrage movement and as members of the National League of Women Voters. lot 5544. P&P; The Brooklyn daily eagle. 9/9/1917:1, 4; Theodore Roosevelt film catalog, p. 123.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  viewing print and dupe neg pic; Received: May 1968 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, gift to RMA from Pathé; flash title; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: May 1968.


  • viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (4 ft.) : si., b&w. ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (4 ft.) : si., b&w. ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0741 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5787 (dupe neg pic)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recording Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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  • mp76000037

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  • image
  • video

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The following films are made available here with permission from the Theodore Roosevelt Association, P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 (Internet address:

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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Roosevelt, Theodore, Vira Boarman Whitehouse, Helen Rogers Reid, H. B Laidlaw, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore. [United States: s.n, 1917] Video.

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Roosevelt, T., Whitehouse, V. B., Reid, H. R., Laidlaw, H. B. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1917) Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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