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Film, Video Roosevelt scenes [1917-1918]

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  • Roosevelt scenes [1917-1918]


  • Views of TR at various public functions in support of the war effort: 1) TR stands with Brigadier General Michael J. Lenihan, fellow-officer in the Spanish-American War, and speaks to camera during an informal visit to Camp Mills, near Garden City, N.Y., on Sept. 2, 1917; 2) on the lawn of Sagamore Hill on Aug. 22, 1917, TR and members of the Belgian mission pose for camera; identified in group are Capt. Thomas C. Cook, American Army officer; Hector Carlier, a secretary of the mission; Major Leon Osterrieth, Belgian Army officer; George T. Wilson and Frederic Coudert, prominent New Yorkers; Baron Ludovic Moncheur, former Ambassador to the United States and head of the mission; General Mathieu Leclercq, Commander of the Belgian Cavalry; Jean D. Mertens, a secretary of the mission; T. P. O'Connor, Irish political leader and writer; and Count Louis d'Ursel, Belgian Army officer and diplomat; 3) at Forest Hills, N.Y., on July 4, 1917, TR reviews and marches with the Forest Hills Rifle Club; 4) on Sept. 28, 1917, TR speaks at a large pro-war parade in St. Paul, Minn., with Minnesota Governor Joseph A. A. Burnquist standing behind him on platform; 5) supporting the Liberty Loan effort in Billings, Mont., TR parades through downtown Billings street, preceded by cowboys on horseback; 6) at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., TR and Thomas H. Barry, Commander of the camp, address troops on Sept. 26, 1917; 7) TR speaks to crowds at the launching of the U.S.S. Newburgh in Newburgh, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1918; 8) from the porch at Sagamore TR addresses volunteer workers for the third Liberty Loan on April 2, 1918; 9) TR is in Springfield, Ill. on Aug. 26, 1918 to endorse a rapid ending of the war; 10) final sequence may be of TR arriving at the Naval Service Club in Boston on May 2, 1918, in an open car with man who is probably president of the club, F. Nathaniel Perkins.


  • International Film Service
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner
  • Pathé Exchange, former owner
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [United States : s.n., 1917?].


  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Coudert, Frederic R.--(Frederic René),--1871-1955
  • -  O'Connor, T. P.--(Thomas Power),--1848-1929
  • -  Wilson, George T.,--1859-1933
  • -  Lenihan, Michael J.,--1865-1958
  • -  Carlier, Hector,--1884-1946
  • -  Moncheur, Ludovic,--Baron,--1857-1940
  • -  Burnquist, J. A. A.--(Joseph Alfred Arner),--1879-1961
  • -  Presidents--United States
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--United States--War work


  • Compilation films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Duration: 3:04 at 18 fps.
  • -  On Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA) inventory list, date in title is 1917.
  • -  May have originally been included in Hearst-Pathe News newsreels.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 311-04-03.
  • -  Source used: The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 81-82.
  • -  Appearing: Brigadier General Michael J. Lenihan, Capt. Thomas C. Cook, Hector Carlier, Major Leon Osterrieth, George T. Wilson, Frederic Coudert, Baron Ludovic Moncheur, General Mathieu Leclercq, Jean D. Mertens, T.P. O'Connor, Count Louis d'Ursel, Joseph A.A. Burnquist, Thomas H. Barry.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Roosevelt Memorial Association; Pathe.
  • -  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 (83 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (83 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (83 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 1057 (viewing print)
  • FRA 6029 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 6030 (non-viewing print)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000200

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

International Film Service, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, Former Owner Pathé Exchange, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Roosevelt Scenes -1918. [United States: s.n., ?, 1917] Video.

APA citation style:

International Film Service, Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O., Pathé Exchange, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1917) Roosevelt Scenes -1918. [United States: s.n., ?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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International Film Service, et al. Roosevelt Scenes -1918. [United States: s.n., ?, 1917] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.