Film, Video Roosevelt, friend of the birds. [No. 1] Roosevelt, friend of the birds  / Theodore Roosevelt, friend of the birds
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- Roosevelt, friend of the birds. [No. 1]
- Roosevelt, friend of the birds 
- Theodore Roosevelt, friend of the birds
- A narrative of TR's role in bird preservation which includes factual footage taken on his visit under the auspices of the National Audubon Society to bird sanctuary islands off the coast of Louisiana, June 1915. Mating habits and domestic life of snowy egrets and their plunder by hunters are dramatized. Scenes of egrets' nest and the hunt, kill, and plucking of birds serve as the prologue to depiction of TR as bird preservationist. Views of TR and John M. Parker, leader of the Louisiana Progressive party, aboard the Audubon Society's boat, the Royal Tern; views of TR standing in marshes, with what is perhaps the Louisiana Conservation Commission yacht in background. Herbert K. Job, photographer for the expedition and noted ornithologist, appears on the beach with his camera; TR examines eggs and talks with other members of the expedition: a man who is probably J. Hippolyte Coquille, a local photographer; M. L. Alexander in light pants, president of the Louisiana Conservation Commission; John Parker, with his back to camera; and game warden William Sprinkle. Additional scenes of TR exploring island and observing birds along beach and views of a variety of shore birds including royal terns, black skimmers, laughing gulls, brown pelicans, blue herons, and egrets.
- Gentry, Caroline, 1870-1939, production.
- Job, Herbert Keightley, 1864-1933, photographer.
- Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library.
- Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner.
- Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Roosevelt Memorial Association Film Library, [1924?].
- - Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Travel--Louisiana
- - Presidents--United States
- - Birds--Conservation--Louisiana
- - Breton National Wildlife Refuge (La.)
- - Louisiana--Description and travel
- - Parker, John Milliken,--1863-1939
- - Job, Herbert Keightley,--1864-1933
- - Coquille, John Hippolyte,--1883-1931
- - Alexander, M. L.,--1863-1923
- - Sprinkle, William,--1856-1931
- - Royal Tern (Ship)
- - National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals
- Documentary films
- Short films
- Silent films
- Nonfiction films
- - MP5938 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Roosevelt Memorial Association; 1Feb28; MP5938.
- - Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, John M. Parker, Herbert K. Job, J. Hippolyte Coquille, M.L. Alexander, William Sprinkle.
- - Photographer, Herbert K. Job.
- - Copyright catalog lists author as Caroline Gentry.
- - Duration: 4:41 minutes.
- - Photographed in June, 1915, in Breton Island Reservation and Audubon bird sanctuaries off the coast of Louisiana.
- - Film composed of footage taken in 1915 by Herbert K. Job on a National Audubon Society expedition with TR and undated dramatic footage of plight of the snowy egret.
- - Interior titles suggest location of TR sequences to be Pelican Island in the Indian River, a bird sanctuary off the eastern coast of Florida which TR had established by unnumbered Executive order in March 1903 (not 1904 as RMA title states). Pelican Island marked the beginning of the national wildlife refuge system. Research indicates film locations are the Breton Island Reservation and Audubon bird sanctuaries off the coast of Louisiana; areas visited by TR included the Chandeleur Islands, Grand Isle, Breton Island, Bird Island, Last Island, Battledore Island, and Barataria Bay. Breton Island Reservation was established by Executive Order 369-A on Nov. 11, 1905. Exact location of sequences is undetermined.
- - Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 325-07.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: The Times-picayune, New Orleans. June 7,1915, p. 2; June 8,1915, p. 16; June 10,1915, p. 10; June 12, 1915, p. 1; Jun 13, 1915 (real estate sec.), p. 7; Harvard University Library's Theodore Roosevelt Collection; Roosevelt Memorial Association (Roosevelt, friend of the birds script); Roosevelt Memorial Association annual report, 1924. p. 10; Scribner's magazine. v. 59, no. 3, 1916, p. 261-280; Audubon magazine. v. 17, no. 5, 1915 p. 410-412; Louisiana history. v. 12, no. 1, 1971, p. 5-19; Gabrielson, Ira N. Wildlife refuges. 1943, p. 10-11, p. 70-71; New York City Historical Records survey, Presidential executive orders. v. 1, 1944, p. 38; Harper's magazine. v. 119, 1909, p. 290-299; U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Designating Pelican Island Wilderness Area,1969; The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 78-79.
- - Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owner: Roosevelt Memorial Association.
- - The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
- - On original record: interior titles spliced, throwing frame line off. Flash title at ca. 325 ft.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (980 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (980 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FEA 6700 (viewing print)
- FPB 7074 (dupe neg pic)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Library of Congress Control Number
Additional Metadata Formats
- Gentry, Caroline
- Job, Herbert Keightley
- Roosevelt Memorial Association
- Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library
- Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
- Alexander, M. L.
- Birds, Protection of
- Black Skimmer
- Breton National Wildlife Refuge (La.)
- Brown Pelican
- Coquille, John Hippolyte
- Description and Travel
- Documentary Films
- Job, Herbert Keightley
- Journey to Louisiana
- Laughing Gull
- Mexico, Gulf of
- National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals
- Nonfiction Films
- Parker, John Milliken
- Roosevelt, Theodore
- Royal Tern (Ship)
- Short Films
- Silent Films
- Sprinkle, William
- United States
- Water Birds
- Wildlife Refuges
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Chicago citation style:
Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Job, Herbert Keightley, photographer. Roosevelt, friend of the birds. No. 1. produceds by Gentry, Caroline, Uction [United States: Roosevelt Memorial Association Film Library, ?, 1924] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000356/.
APA citation style:
Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library, Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, Job, H. K., photographer. (1924) Roosevelt, friend of the birds. No. 1. Gentry, C., prod [United States: Roosevelt Memorial Association Film Library, ?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000356/.
MLA citation style:
Roosevelt Memorial Association. Film Library, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, photographer by Job, Herbert Keightley. Roosevelt, friend of the birds. No. 1. prod by Gentry, Caroline, Uction [United States: Roosevelt Memorial Association Film Library, ?, 1924] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp76000356/>.