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.
Contributor Names
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.
Subject Headings
-  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.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Cardinal James Gibbons, Governor Emerson C. Harrington, Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Dr. Thomas J. Preston.
-  Duration: 0:54 at 16 fps.
-  MAVIS 1847508.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  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.
-  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.
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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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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
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The Roosevelt Dam [1]
The River of Doubt [2].

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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.

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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,

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

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