Film, Video Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912 Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912

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Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912
Other Title
Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912
First film footage taken of TR at Sagamore Hill, summer of 1912. TR on his horse Sidar shakes hands with William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington (1910-1918) and detailed by AP to Wilson and TR during the 1912 campaign. TR rides his horse away from Sagamore, returns to Sagamore, dismounts and feeds the horse from his hand, plays with his three dogs, and then reviews his mail assisted by his son Archie. Final scene of TR, with axe in hand, walking down the driveway.
Contributor Names
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), Sr., 1894-1979.
Helm, William P. (William Pickett), 1883-
Associated Press.
Pathé frères (France)
Roosevelt Memorial Association.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[S.l.] : Pathé Frères, 1912.
Subject Headings
-  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
Silent films
Short films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, William P. Helm.
-  Duration: 2:12 at 18 fps.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association number: RMA 311-04-01A.
-  MAVIS 13183; Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912.
-  Sources used: Roosevelt Memorial Association; Annual report. 1925:18; Motion picture world v. 13, p. 1304.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association.
-  viewing print, dupe neg; Received: Mar. 1976 from LC film lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel (148 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel (148 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEA 6730 (viewing print)
FPB 7187 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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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, Archibald B Roosevelt, William P Helm, Associated Press, Pathé Frères, Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill. [S.l.: Pathé Frères, 1912] Video.

APA citation style:

Roosevelt, T., Roosevelt, A. B., Helm, W. P., Associated Press, Pathé Frères, Roosevelt Memorial Association & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1912) Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill. [S.l.: Pathé Frères] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Roosevelt, Theodore, et al. Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill. [S.l.: Pathé Frères, 1912] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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