Film, Video Jamestown Exposition, 1907

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Title
Jamestown Exposition, 1907
Summary
Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia, in April and June, 1907, participating in Jamestown's tercentennial celebration on April 26, its opening day, and later on Georgia Day, June 10. From an awning-covered platform, TR appears speaking to large crowd on Lee Parade Ground. Frederick Dent Grant, son of the former President, is visible beside him on the stand. At the Lee Parade Ground he reviews West Point Cadets and other military units. Naval and military officials of thirty-seven participating nations pass before the camera. TR appears with family members disembarking from a launch at Discovery Landing, official docking area of the Exposition.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1907?]
Contents
[President Roosevelt speaking to a large crowd]. -- United States regulars reviewed by President Roosevelt. -- Naval and military representatives of thirty-seven nations. -- President Roosevelt opening the Exposition. -- Georgia Day at the Jamestown Exposition, June 10, 1907. -- West Point cadets reviewed by President Roosevelt. -- Opening Day, Jamestown Exposition, April 26, 1907. -- President Roosevelt and family arriving at Discovery Landing.
Subject Headings
-  Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition--(1907)
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  Jamestown (Va.)--Anniversaries, etc
-  Jamestown (Va.)--Centennial celebrations, etc
-  Exhibitions--Virginia--Norfolk
-  Parades--Virginia--Norfolk
-  Grant, Frederick Dent,--1850-1912
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Compilation films
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Copyright notice on film: copyrighted 1907 by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
-  Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
-  Beginning and end titles lacking.
-  Photographed in Norfolk, Virginia, April 26, 1907 and June 10, 1907.
-  Includes parts of the films, Opening day, Jamestown Exposition, and Georgia Day at the Jamestown Exposition, June 10, 1907. May include additional footage. Scenes are not in chronological order, and there are jumps in continuity.
-  Paperwork in the Theodore Roosevelt Association acquisition file notes that several scenes were removed and used in the film entitled, President Roosevelt, 1901-1909; confirmed by viewing film.
-  Probably includes parts of Biograph production no. 3302, no. 3314, and no. 3331.
-  LC also holds the film, Opening day, Jamestown Exposition in the Paper Print Collection.
-  Video file viewed for content and continuity.
-  Sources used: The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 31-32; Moving picture world, v. 1, p. 158; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 231; Scenes at the Jamestown Exposition (Jamestown Official Photograph Corporation,1907); LC Prints and Photographs Division stereographs of the Jamestown Exposition, Norfolk, Va., 1907, lot 2832 and lot 2836; Niver K. Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 244; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1901, p. 539; Biograph production logs, v. 2, p. 86-89, 92-93.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 8 min.) : si., b&w
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (272 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (272 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FAB 0842 (viewing print)
FRA 5846 (dupe neg pic)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00013541
Library of Congress Control Number
mp76000116
Access Advisory
Restricted: video file availabe on-site only. Access by appointment.
Online Format
image
video
Description
Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia, in April and June, 1907, participating in Jamestown's tercentennial celebration on April 26, its opening day, and later on Georgia Day, June 10. From an awning-covered platform, TR appears speaking to large crowd on Lee Parade Ground. Frederick Dent Grant, son of the former President, is visible beside him on the stand. At the Lee Parade Ground he reviews West Point Cadets and other military units. Naval and military officials of thirty-seven participating nations pass before the camera. TR appears with family members disembarking from a launch at Discovery Landing, official docking area of the Exposition.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/mp76000116
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MODS Record
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Jamestown Exposition. [United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., ?, 1907] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000116/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1907) Jamestown Exposition. [United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., ?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000116/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Jamestown Exposition. [United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., ?, 1907] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp76000116/>.