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Film, Video TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918 Theodore Roosevelt in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918

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  • TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918

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  • Theodore Roosevelt in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive, 1918


  • On Sept. 28, 1918, Theodore Roosevelt is the principal speaker at the opening of the fourth Liberty Loan campaign in Oriole Baseball Park, Baltimore, Maryland. Wearing a mourning armband for his son, Quentin, Roosevelt walks across the field with Liberty Loan officials, including a man who appears to be Phillips L. Goldsborough, chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee for Maryland and former governor of the state. Roosevelt pauses and speaks with Cardinal James Gibbons. On the speaker's platform, Roosevelt is cheered by the crowd. Among the notables behind him on the platform are Cardinal Gibbons, a man who appears to be Governor Emerson C. Harrington of Maryland, Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, who was the wife of former President Grover Cleveland, and her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Preston, with the dark mustache. Roosevelt addresses the crowd. There are long and close-up shots of the crowd.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Goldsborough, Phillips Lee, 1865-1946
  • Gibbons, James, 1834-1921
  • Harrington, Emerson C., 1864-1945
  • Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947
  • Preston, Thomas Jex
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1918.


  • -  Liberty bonds--Maryland--Baltimore
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--War work--Maryland--Baltimore
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • -  Baseball fields--Maryland--Baltimore
  • -  Baltimore (Md.)


  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Nonfiction films
  • Short films


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Duration: 0:54 at 16 fps.
  • -  MAVIS 1847508.
  • -  Sources used: The Baltimore American, 9/28/1918, p. 1; The Baltimore evening sun, 9/28/1918, p. 1; Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division portrait file.
  • -  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Cardinal James Gibbons, Governor Emerson C. Harrington, Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Dr. Thomas J. Preston.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; viewing print and dupe neg; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Kandel; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.


  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0952 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5915 (dupe neg)


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

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  • mp76000198

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Roosevelt, Theodore, Phillips Lee Goldsborough, James Gibbons, Emerson C Harrington, Frances Folsom Cleveland, Thomas Jex Preston, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive. [United States: s.n, 1918] Video.

APA citation style:

Roosevelt, T., Goldsborough, P. L., Gibbons, J., Harrington, E. C., Cleveland, F. F., Preston, T. J. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1918) TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Roosevelt, Theodore, et al. TR in Baltimore during Liberty Loan drive. [United States: s.n, 1918] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.