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  • TR's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919

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  • Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919


  • Views of Christ Episcopal Church, the funeral procession, and Youngs Memorial Cemetery during the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt on January 8, 1919, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Medium close shot of specially delegated New York City mounted police guards, followed by hearse, passing on road in front of church; long shot at church entrance of flag-draped casket being placed in hearse, with line of funeral procession autos parked behind, and crowds on church lawn; closer shot from different angle of casket as it is borne through church entrance to hearse, with flag-bearer following behind, and Rev. George E. Talmadge, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church and reader at the simple service, visible in street beside hearse; long shot in cemetery of casket being shouldered and carried up steep pathway to grave site, preceded by Rev. Talmadge and followed by TR's son, Archie Roosevelt, in uniform, and other family members; close shot at what appears to be train station of the following men in attendance at the funeral: General Peyton C. March, Army Chief of Staff; Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921), official representative of the U.S. Government at the funeral; and Rear Admiral Cameron M. Winslow; close shots in crowd at cemetery of TR's friend, Major-General Leonard Wood; and Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909).


  • Talmadge, George E.
  • Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), Sr., 1894-1979.
  • March, Peyton Conway, 1864-1955.
  • Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925.
  • Winslow, Cameron McRae, 1854-1932.
  • Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927.
  • Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926.
  • Universal Film Manufacturing Company.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Universal Film Manufacturing Co., 1919.


  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Death and burial
  • -  Funeral rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--Oyster Bay
  • -  Church buildings--New York (State)--Oyster Bay


  • Newsreels
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Appearing: Rev. George E. Talmadge, Archie Roosevelt, Gen. Peyton C. March, Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, Rear Admiral Cameron M. Winslow, Major-Gen. Leonard Wood, Oscar S. Straus.
  • -  Originally part of the newsreel series, Universal current events, according to the Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection catalog, p. 153.
  • -  Duration: 2:05 at 16 fps.
  • -  Sources used: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division portrait and stereo files.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: May 1968 from USDA lab; viewing print (copy 1) and dup neg pic; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1968-05-01 from Bono film lab; viewing print (copy 2); preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from International Newsreel Company; flash titles; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: May 1968.


  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si. b&w ; 16mm. viewing print.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si. b&w ; 16mm. viewing print (copy 2)
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si. b&w ; 16mm. dupe neg pic.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0999 (viewing print)
  • FAB 7635 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 5982 (dupe neg pic)


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

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000176

Online Format

  • 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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Chicago citation style:

Talmadge, George E, Archibald B Roosevelt, Peyton Conway March, Thomas R Marshall, Cameron Mcrae Winslow, Leonard Wood, Oscar S Straus, Universal Film Manufacturing Company, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. TR's funeral at Oyster Bay. United States: Universal Film Manufacturing Co, 1919. Video.

APA citation style:

Talmadge, G. E., Roosevelt, A. B., March, P. C., Marshall, T. R., Winslow, C. M., Wood, L. [...] Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1919) TR's funeral at Oyster Bay. United States: Universal Film Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Talmadge, George E, et al. TR's funeral at Oyster Bay. United States: Universal Film Manufacturing Co, 1919. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.