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


  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Duration: 0:20 at 16 fps.
  • -  May have originally been part of a newsreel.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 315-03-04.
  • -  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.
  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Joseph M. Nye, Viscount Grey, Rodman Wanamaker.
  • -  Photographed on Nov. 21, 1919 in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • -  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; 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.

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  • 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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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.

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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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