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Film, Video King Albert of Belgium visits TR's grave, October, 1919 Fox News

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  • King Albert of Belgium visits TR's grave, October, 1919

Other Title

  • Fox News


  • King Albert visits Theodore Roosevelt's grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, and is accompanied by his son Prince Leopold, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and several dignitaries. Identified in film are Brand Whitlock, Ambassador to Belgium, walking in the rear of the group, and a man who may be Joseph M. Nye walking beside King Albert. Interior title states that King Albert requested that no pictures be taken at gravesite. Film contains only shots of the King's party walking from the grave and of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., King Albert, and an unidentified man sitting in an open car ready to depart.


  • Fox, William, 1879-1952, former owner
  • Fox Film Corporation production company
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1919.


  • King Albert of Belgium, visits the last resting place of Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. (Note: At the request of the King, no pictures were taken of him placeing a wreath on the grave.) -- The King and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. leaving the cemetery.


  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Tomb
  • -  Albert--I,--King of the Belgians,--1875-1934
  • -  Léopold--III,--King of the Belgians,--1901-1983
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1887-1944
  • -  Whitlock, Brand,--1869-1934
  • -  Nye, Joseph M.,--1868-1948
  • -  Youngs Memorial Cemetery
  • -  Memorial rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--Oyster Bay


  • Newsreels
  • Film excerpts
  • Silent films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Originally a segment in a Fox News newsreel. On interior titles: Fox News.
  • -  Viewing print is longer than non-viewing print and dupe neg pic due to longer printing of second interior title.
  • -  Duration: 0:45 at 18 fps.
  • -  Summary from The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 34.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 305-01-03.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: LC Prints & Photographs Division portrait file; The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 34; New York times, October 26, 1919, p. 7 viewed January 27, 2022 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Thousands Honor Roosevelt Memory).
  • -  Appearing: King Albert of Belgium, Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Brand Whitlock, Joseph M. Nye.
  • -  Photographed October 26, 1919 in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 1968-05 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: William Fox; Roosevelt Memorial Association.
  • -  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 (21 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (19 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0996 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5979 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 5980 (non-viewing print)


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

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  • mp76000156

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  • image
  • video

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Fox, William, Former Owner, Fox Film Corporation Production Company, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. King Albert of Belgium visits TR's grave, October. 1919. Video.

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Fox, W., Fox Film Corporation Production Company, Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1919) King Albert of Belgium visits TR's grave, October. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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