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Film, Video The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave Prince of Wales visits Theodore Roosevelt's grave

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  • The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave

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  • Prince of Wales visits Theodore Roosevelt's grave


  • In the summer of 1919, Edward, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, embarked on a tour of the Dominions. After touring Canada for several months, the Prince decided to spend several days in the United States. His visit was the first visit of a Prince of Wales to the United States since that of his grandfather, Edward VII, fifty years earlier. On his last day in New York, Nov. 21, 1919, the Prince made a semiprivate journey to Oyster Bay. Film shows the Prince placing a laurel wreath on TR's grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery; the Prince, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., wearing a mourning band, a man who is probably Joseph M. Nye, Chief of Special Agents, Dept. of State, and a group of men return down the path from the gravesite. Behind the Prince, the man wearing dark glasses is probably Viscount Grey, British Ambassador to the United States. A man wearing an ascot and walking in the rear of the group may be Rodman Wanamaker, Chairman of the Mayor's Committee on Reception to Distinguished Guests. The Prince tips his hat to people gathered alongside the path.


  • International Film Service.
  • International Newsreel Corporation, former owner.
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [United States : s.n., 1919]


  • -  Windsor, Edward,--Duke of,--1894-1972
  • -  Memorial rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--Oyster Bay
  • -  Royal visitors--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Tomb
  • -  Presidents--United States
  • -  Youngs Memorial Cemetery
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1887-1944
  • -  Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey,--Viscount,--1862-1933
  • -  Wanamaker, Rodman,--1863-1928


  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Joseph M. Nye, Viscount Grey, Rodman Wanamaker.
  • -  Duration: 0:20 at 16 fps.
  • -  Photographed on Nov. 21, 1919 in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • -  May have originally been part of a newsreel.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 315-03-04.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Newton, Wilfrid Douglas. Westward with the Prince of Wales. 1920; Trevelyan, George M. Grey of Fallodon. 1937; Kinross, John P. D. B. The Windsor years. 1967; New York (City). Mayor's Committee on Celebration of Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Greater City of New York. Official book of the silver jubilee of greater New York. 1923; LC Prints & Photographs Division portrait file; The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 61-62.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Roosevelt Memorial Association; International Newsreel Company.
  • -  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 (8 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (8 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0847 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5852 (dupe neg pic)


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

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  • mp76000082

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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].

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

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International Film Service, Former Owner International Newsreel Corporation, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave. [United States: s.n, 1919] Video.

APA citation style:

International Film Service, International Newsreel Corporation, F. O., Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1919) The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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International Film Service, et al. The Prince of Wales visits TR's grave. [United States: s.n, 1919] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.