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  • President McKinley inauguration, 1901

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  • President McKinley's inauguration, 1901


  • The first 3 minutes may be unrelated footage: includes views of men getting into cars and carriages; views of crowds observing men disembarking from carriages and entering a building; views of President William McKinley speaking. Views of crowds on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in front of the old Willard Hotel during the March 4, 1901 inaugural festivities. A mounted military unit rides through what is probably the court of honor, the area on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from Fifteenth St. to Seventeenth St.; the President and his party reviewed the inaugural parade from a stand in this area. McKinley doffs his hat to the crowd as his carriage passes the Willard Hotel [3:54 min.]. Sen. Marcus A. Hanna of Ohio sits beside McKinley in the carriage. Several members of the President's special escort, Troop A of the Ohio National Guard, are visible along with aides and guards. The man riding alone in the second carriage may be Theodore Roosevelt. The last sequence, of McKinley in a carriage in the court of honor [4:14 min.], is repeated [4:24 min.].


  • McKinley, William, 1843-1901, depicted.
  • Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904, depicted.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, depicted.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927) former owner.
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [1901]


  • -  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Inaugurations
  • -  Presidents--United States--Inauguration
  • -  Hanna, Marcus Alonzo,--1837-1904
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Pennsylvania Avenue (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  Ohio.--National Guard.--Troop A


  • Filmed parades
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Appearing: President William McKinley, Sen. Marcus A. Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt.
  • -  Duration: 4:33 min.
  • -  Photographed March 4, 1901 in Washington, D.C.
  • -  Most of summary from The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 54-55.
  • -  May have originally been part of a newsreel.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number: RMA 319-07-01.
  • -  LC also holds two films in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection entitled President McKinley's inauguration, 1901. [No. 1], and President McKinley's inauguration, 1901. [No. 2].
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Washington, D.C. Inaugural Committee, 1901; Official souvenir program, inaugural ceremonies, March 4, 1901. [1901]; LC Prints & Photographs Division presidential file; LC Prints & Photographs Division stereo file; Eskew, Garnett L. Willard's of Washington. 1954; Case Western University WWW site, viewed March 10, 2021 (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Troop A page); The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 54-55.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Roosevelt Memorial Association, Paramount Pictures Corporation.
  • -  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 (ca. 162 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 162 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

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  • FEA 8962 (viewing print)
  • FPB 9925 (dupe neg pic)


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

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  • mp76000380

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  • 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:

Mckinley, William, Depicted, Marcus Alonzo Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, Paramount Pictures Corporation Former Owner, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. President McKinley inauguration. [1901] Video.

APA citation style:

McKinley, W., Hanna, M. A., Roosevelt, T., Paramount Pictures Corporation Former Owner, Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1901) President McKinley inauguration. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mckinley, William, Depicted, et al. President McKinley inauguration. [1901] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.