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Film, Video President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade [1918]

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  • President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade [1918]


  • Views of fourth Liberty Loan ceremonies in New York City and Washington, Sept. 1918. Inaugurating a national drive for the sale of liberty bonds, President Wilson, his wife Edith, and mother-in-law, Mrs. W. H. Bolling, arrive in New York on Sept. 27, 1918. At Pennsylvania Railroad Station they are greeted by crowds and joined by the President's two daughters, Margaret Wilson and Eleanor McAdoo, as they enter a touring car en route to the Waldorf-Astoria. Views of flag-lined Fifth Avenue on the following day, with flags of the twenty-two Allied nations and banners supporting liberty bonds filling the Avenue. Emile Cartier, Belgian Minister to the United States, speaks at the dedication of the Altar of Liberty, an open-air structure in Madison Square designed by Thomas Hastings in support of the Liberty Loan effort; marching soldiers and band. On the south portico of the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., Geraldine Farrar, member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, ceremonially sells bond to Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo as Leo S. Rowe, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, watches.


  • International Film Service
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner
  • Pathé Exchange, former owner
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [United States : Pathé Exchange? 1918].


  • -  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924
  • -  Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt,--1872-1961
  • -  Wilson, Margaret Woodrow,--1886-1944
  • -  McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson,--1889-1967
  • -  McAdoo, W. G.--(William Gibbs),--1863-1941
  • -  Rowe, L. S.--(Leo Stanton),--1871-1946
  • -  Bolling, Sallie W.,--1843-1925
  • -  De Cartier de Marchienne, Émile,--1871-1946
  • -  Farrar, Geraldine,--1882-1967
  • -  Liberty bonds--New York (State)--New York


  • Filmed parades
  • Newsreels
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  On Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA) inventory list, date in title is 1917.
  • -  May have been part of a Hearst-Pathe News newsreel.
  • -  Duration: (1:54) at 17 fps.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 307-07-06.
  • -  Sources used: LC Prints & Photographs Division portrait file; LC Prints & Photographs Division presidential file; The New York times mid-week pictorial. v. 8, no. 6, 1918, p. 2; Washington post, September 29, 1918, p. 3; The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 61.
  • -  Appearing: Edith Wilson, Sallie White Bolling, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Eleanor McAdoo, Emile Cartier, Geraldine Farrar, William Gibbs McAdoo, Leo S. Rowe.
  • -  Photographed on September 27, 1918 in New York City and on September 29, 1918 in Washington, D.C.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Roosevelt Memorial Association; Pathe.
  • -  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (52 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0740 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5786 (dupe neg pic)


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

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000040

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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International Film Service, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, Former Owner Pathé Exchange, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade. [United States: Pathé Exchange?, 1918] Video.

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