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Film, Video TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917] Theodore Roosevelt receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill 1917

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  • TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917]

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  • Theodore Roosevelt receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill 1917


  • TR entertains members of the Belgian Mission at Sagamore Hill, Aug. 22, 1917. The mission is headed by Baron Ludovic Moncheur, former Ambassador to the United States and includes General Mathieu Leclercq, Commander of the Belgian Cavalry, Major Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Count Louis d'Ursel, and Jean D. Mertens. Those accompanying the Belgian Mission include George T. Wilson, Major General Daniel Appleton, Lieutenant Harry Stratton, Captain Thomas C. Cook, T. P. O'Connor, Irish political leader and writer, and New York lawyer Frederic Coudert. Camera pans the group standing in front of the porch. Identified are: Count Louis d'Ursel, the Belgian officer standing at the end of the group; T. P. O'Connor, the large man with white hair; a man who is probably Jean D. Mertens; a man who is probably George T. Wilson; General Leclercq; TR; Baron Moncheur; Frederic Coudert, wearing the white vest; Major Osterrieth, the large Belgian officer; Hector Carlier, with a dark beard and wearing a light suit; the large man in an American uniform with a white mustache is possibly Major General Appleton; the smaller American officer standing with his side to the camera and his knee bent is Captain Thomas C. Cook.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Moncheur, Ludovic.
  • Leclercq, Mathieu.
  • Osterrieth, Leon.
  • Carlier, Hector.
  • Ursel, Louis.
  • Mertens, Jean D.
  • Wilson, George T.
  • Cook, Thomas C.
  • O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929.
  • Coudert, Frederic R. (Frederic René), 1871-1955.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n., 1917].


  • -  Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Belgium
  • -  Government missions
  • -  Visits of state--United States


  • Newsreel--Short


  • -  Copyright: unknown.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association lists dates in title as 1917-1918.
  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Baron Ludovic Moncheur, General Mathieu Leclercq, Major Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Count Louis d'Ursel, Jean D. Mertens, George T. Wilson, Captain Thomas C. Cook, T. P. O'Connor, Frederic Coudert.
  • -  Duration: 0:36 at 16 fps.
  • -  Sources used: Empire State notables, 1914: 131; Fyfe, Henry Hamilton. T. P. O'Connor, 1934; The New York times, 8/26/17: pt. 5: [4], [6]; New York Times mid-week pictorial. Portfolio of the World War,1917: [109]; The Evening star, Washington, D.C, 6/18/17: 2; Londres L'Independance belge, London, 7/31/17: 2-3; P&P portrait file.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; ref print and arch pos; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.


  • 1 reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
  • 1 reel of 1 (15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. arch pos.

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  • FAB 0900 (ref print)
  • FRA 5895 (arch pos)


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

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  • mp76000118

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  • image
  • video

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Roosevelt, Theodore, Ludovic Moncheur, Mathieu Leclercq, Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Louis Ursel, Jean D Mertens, et al. TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill. [United States: s.n, 1917] Video.

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Roosevelt, T., Moncheur, L., Leclercq, M., Osterrieth, L., Carlier, H., Ursel, L. [...] Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1917) TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Roosevelt, Theodore, et al. TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill. [United States: s.n, 1917] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.