Film, Video TR's inauguration, 1905. [No. 1] Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905.

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  • TR's inauguration, 1905. [No. 1]

Other Title

  • Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905.


  • Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of the West Point band and cadets, the Naval Academy band and midshipmen, men on horseback, and the Citizens Americus Club of Pittsburgh, carrying umbrellas, marching by and turning the corner off Pennsylvania Ave. onto Fifteenth St., NW. Views of the presidential escort, Squadron A of New York National Guard, mounted Rough Riders, Secret Service, detectives, and TR's carriage moving on their way to the Capitol. Beside TR in the carriage is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., chairman of the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies; opposite but not visible are Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass. and Rep. John Dalzell of Penn., both members of the committee. On Pennsylvania Ave., two groups of officers on horseback, a civilian band, and cavalry and marching soldiers parade by.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910.
  • McKenney, James Hall, 1837-1913.
  • Spooner, John C. (John Coit), 1843-1919.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
  • Dalzell, John, 1845-1927.
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927) former owner.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1905.


  • -  United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 1st
  • -  United States Military Academy
  • -  United States Naval Academy
  • -  United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Inaugurations
  • -  Presidents--United States
  • -  Inauguration Day
  • -  Pennsylvania Avenue (Washington, D.C.)


  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  President Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney.
  • -  Duration: 4:33 (part 1), 3:48 (part 2), 1:13 (part 3) at 16 fps.
  • -  Film sequence is repeated and does not follow order of actual events.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association numbers: RMA 301-01; RMA 301-2B.
  • -  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; Paramount.
  • -  Sources used: Washington, D.C. Inaugural Committee, 1905. Inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States, March 4, 1905. [1905]; Washington post, March 5, 1905, p. 1-2; The New York herald, March 5, 1905, p. 2, p. 5; New York tribune, March 5, 1905, p. 1-3; LC Prints & Photographs Division presidential file; The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 154-155.
  • -  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 (580 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (580 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (580 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEA 6695 (viewing print)
  • FPB 7200 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPB 8236 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)


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

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000047

Online Format

  • 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].

Permission may be needed from the Theodore Roosevelt Association before using these films for other purposes.

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Chicago citation style:

Roosevelt, Theodore, Melville Weston Fuller, James Hall McKenney, John C Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, Paramount Pictures Corporation Former Owner, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. TR's inauguration, . No. 1. [United States: s.n, 1905] Video.

APA citation style:

Roosevelt, T., Fuller, M. W., McKenney, J. H., Spooner, J. C., Lodge, H. C., Dalzell, J. [...] Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1905) TR's inauguration, . No. 1. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Roosevelt, Theodore, et al. TR's inauguration, . No. 1. [United States: s.n, 1905] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.