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Theodore Roosevelt Film Library Volume 4 (Includes 23 films) on CD

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Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to have his career and life chronicled on a large scale by motion picture companies (even though his predecessors, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley, were the first to be filmed). This presentation features films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Besides containing scenes of Roosevelt, these films include views of world figures, politicians, monarchs, and friends and family members of Roosevelt who influenced his life and the era in which he lived. Commemorative events up to 1921 are also included. All in all, it gives a fascinating look at the life of a president in the early 20th century. The films are silent as they were all shot before sound films were made.

Below you will find sample stil clips from four of the films on this CD






Below you will find a description of each film on this CD

TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917]

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1917]

SUMMARY TR entertains members of the Belgian Mission at Sagamore Hill, Aug. 22, 1917. The mission is headed by Baron Ludovic Moncheur, former Ambassador to the United States and includes General Mathieu Leclercq, Commander of the Belgian Cavalry, Major Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Count Louis d'Ursel, and Jean D. Mertens. Those accompanying the Belgian Mission include George T. Wilson, Major General Daniel Appleton, Lieutenant Harry Stratton, Captain Thomas C. Cook, T. P. O'Connor, Irish political leader and writer, and New York lawyer Frederic Coudert. Camera pans the group standing in front of the porch. Identified are: Count Louis d'Ursel, the Belgian officer standing at the end of the group; T. P. O'Connor, the large man with white hair; a man who is probably Jean D. Mertens; a man who is probably George T. Wilson; General Leclercq; TR; Baron Moncheur; Frederic Coudert, wearing the white vest; Major Osterrieth, the large Belgian officer; Hector Carlier, with a dark beard and wearing a light suit; the large man in an American uniform with a white mustache is possibly Major General Appleton; the smaller American officer standing with his side to the camera and his knee bent is Captain Thomas C. Cook.

TR reviewing and speaking to 13th Regiment at Sagamore Hill, 1917

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1917?]

SUMMARY TR speaks to several unidentified people, including a man who looks like TR, on the porch at Sagamore Hill. There are two views of TR addressing soldiers assembled on the lawn of Sagamore Hill: the first segment shows TR's back as he speaks; the second is a long shot of TR, shot from the rear of the group of soldiers.

TR reviews and addresses troops [Fort Sheridan, Ill.]; TR riding in auto, Chicago, 1917

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Universal Film Manufacturing Co., 1917.

SUMMARY Two segments of TR during a midwestern speaking tour in support of military preparedness. On September 27, 1917, TR visited the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Views of troops marching past a reviewing stand for inspection by TR and several civilian and military personnel; identified on the platform with TR are Captain Georges Etienne Bertrand (wearing beret), a visiting Frenchman who instructed the trainees in trench warfare, and Colonel James A. Ryan, commanding officer of Fort Sheridan; TR addresses the troops after the review. The second segment shows scenes from a parade staged in TR's honor in Chicago on April 28, 1917. Views of men on horseback who appear to be mounted police, sailors and cavalry; view of TR standing and waving his hat in an open touring car; identified in the car with TR are Arthur Meeker and Samuel Insull, Chicago businessmen who are members of the welcoming committee, and other unidentified men.

TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910

CREATED/PUBLISHED [S.l. : s.n., 1910]

SUMMARY Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Ch?teau de Vincennes, a medieval castle and dungeon, parts of which are used by French military schools; the group has been invited to review troops and observe military maneuvers. TR's party arrives in a car and is received by M. L?pine, the Prefect of Police, General Verand, and Colonel Jacquot. In the courtyard of the dungeon, TR is mounted on a horse while his stirrups are adjusted and leggings are brought to fit over his formal striped trousers. There are several scenes of Bacon, Dalstein, TR, and other dignitaries and soldiers riding through an arch, probably La Porte du Bois, on the way to the Polygon, the field where the maneuvers are to take place, and scenes of the group riding past French cavalry units. Views of TR and Dalstein mounted, with Jusserand standing nearby, watching the military maneuvers and sham battle enacted for TR. TR shakes Dalstein's hand as he leaves; Jusserand and TR tip their hats to French officers.

TR seated at his desk in the Outlook office [1914?]

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1914?]

SUMMARY TR works at his desk in the New York City office of The Outlook, a small but influential weekly journal of opinion for which he became a special contributing editor early in 1909.

TR speaking at [Pueblo] Colorado, 1912

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1912.

SUMMARY As part of a western tour, TR addresses crowd in his campaign for the presidency under the Progressive Party banner in what appears to be Pueblo, Colorado, on September 19, 1912. Long shots of gathered crowd, with views of two cameramen on a platform with the sign: Mile High Photo Co., Denver. Views from varying distances of TR speaking with prepared text, from a decorated gazebo; three unidentified men seated inside gazebo; long shots of crowd, with some people on horseback, and a body of water visible in background.

TR speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918]

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1916-1918.

SUMMARY Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign at Sagamore Hill. Second sequence is probably TR encouraging New York District volunteer workers for the third Liberty Loan on Apr. 2, 1918. Final views of TR addressing the large crowd which came to demonstrate support for him for the 1916 Presidential nomination. The May 27, 1916 rally was organized by members of the Roosevelt Non-Partisan League. Interior titles, which appear to be TR quotations, stress the need for loyal American citizens and for judicious American dealings with other nations.

TR speaking at the Battery, 1910

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1910.

SUMMARY Upon returning to the United States after an extended tour abroad, Theodore Roosevelt is welcomed with elaborate festivities in New York City on June 18, 1910. There are views of Roosevelt and Cornelius Vanderbilt, thechairman of the welcoming committee, walking toward the Battery Park platform, with photographers lining their approach. Mayor William J. Gaynor greets Roosevelt at the base of the Battery platform, with the spectators' stand visible in the background. There is a side view of Roosevelt and Gaynor on the platform.

TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1911.

SUMMARY On March 18, 1911, TR spoke at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam. Providing irrigation for the Salt River Valley area of the territory of Arizona, the dam is largely the result of TR's reclamation efforts while President. On driveway along top of dam, TR, officials, and crowd look intently over the side of the dam. TR has probably just pushed the electric switch opening the sluice gates on the dam's northern slope. Long shot of TR addressing crowd, with the following officials identified behind him on platform: territorial Governor of Arizona, Richard E. Sloan; Louis C. Hill, engineer in charge of dam construction; and Benjamin A. Fowler, president of the National Irrigation Congress.

TR speaking in Panama, November 1906

CREATED/PUBLISHED United State : [s.n.], 1906.

SUMMARY TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, there are views of TR and Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men arriving and standing on a platform on the steps of the Cathedral in Panama City; medium shot of two women arriving at the ceremony, woman on the right may be Edith Roosevelt; long shot of President Amador Guerrero delivering welcoming address as dignitaries look on; TR then speaks.

TR speaking in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1918

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1918?]

SUMMARY Views of TR, wearing a mourning armband for his son Quentin, delivering a speech from a covered platform to a large crowd gathered in an open area of what appears to be a factory and surrounding area; close-up of TR, prepared text in hand, speaking to the camera.

TR speaking to a group of men from the porch at Sagamore Hill

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1916.

SUMMARY On May 27, 1916, groups of men, the 7th Regiment Band, and several children march on the road from the Oyster Bay railroad station to Sagamore Hill to demonstrate their support of TR for the 1916 Presidential nomination. Views of TR addressing the large crowd assembled on the lawn of Sagamore Hill. The rally was organized by the Roosevelt Non-Partisan League of New York City.

TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill [1917]

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1917]

SUMMARY TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. Film includes a side view of TR and a frontal view shot from the rear of the crowd. A woman and a man appear on the porch behind TR; immediately in front of the porch, a man who may be a reporter, takes notes.

TR with Rough Rider friends

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 191-?]

SUMMARY Scenes of TR in a western setting; the man on TR's immediate left appears to be Albert B. Fall, Senator from New Mexico (1913-1921) and four unidentified men, two wearing western hats, who may be Rough Riders; a woman is barely visible directly behind TR.

TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1906.

SUMMARY TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, in Panama City there are views of the processional, including a marching band and escorts on horseback, as spectators gather; long shot of TR, accompanied by Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men standing on a platform on the steps of the Cathedral; President Amador Guerrero delivers welcoming address as dignitaries look on; TR then speaks.

TR's funeral at Oyster Bay, 1919

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Universal Film Manufacturing Co., 1919.

SUMMARY Views of Christ Episcopal Church, the funeral procession, and Youngs Memorial Cemetery during the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt on January 8, 1919, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Medium close shot of specially delegated New York City mounted police guards, followed by hearse, passing on road in front of church; long shot at church entrance of flag-draped casket being placed in hearse, with line of funeral procession autos parked behind, and crowds on church lawn; closer shot from different angle of casket as it is borne through church entrance to hearse, with flag-bearer following behind, and Rev. George E. Talmadge, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church and reader at the simple service, visible in street beside hearse; long shot in cemetery of casket being shouldered and carried up steep pathway to grave site, preceded by Rev. Talmadge and followed by TR's son, Archie Roosevelt, in uniform, and other family members; close shot at what appears to be train station of the following men in attendance at the funeral: General Peyton C. March, Army Chief of Staff; Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921), official representative of the U.S. Government at the funeral; and Rear Admiral Cameron M. Winslow; close shots in crowd at cemetery of TR's friend, Major-General Leonard Wood; and Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor in TR's Cabinet (1906-1909).

TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1905.

SUMMARY On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either side of the carriage; TR tips his hat to the crowd. Sitting beside him is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., Chairman of the joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Opposite, but not clearly visible, are Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass. and Rep. John Dalzell of Penn., members of the committee. Second sequence consists of long shots of TR taking the oath of office on a platform erected on the east front of the Capitol; Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910) administers the Presidential oath of office as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible. The platform is decorated with plants and garlands and a large banner with the American eagle on it hangs from the center of the railing. West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen are assembled below the platform.

TR's inauguration, 1905 (in 3 parts)

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1905.

SUMMARY Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of the West Point band and cadets, the Naval Academy band and midshipmen, men on horseback, and the Citizens Americus Club of Pittsburgh, carrying umbrellas, marching by and turning the corner off Pennsylvania Ave. onto Fifteenth St., NW. Views of the presidential escort, Squadron A of New York National Guard, mounted Rough Riders, Secret Service, detectives, and TR's carriage moving on their way to the Capitol. Beside TR in the carriage is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., chairman of the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies; opposite but not visible are Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass. and Rep. John Dalzell of Penn., both members of the committee. On Pennsylvania Ave., two groups of officers on horseback, a civilian band, and cavalry and marching soldiers parade by.

TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1916.

SUMMARY TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, and attacks President Wilson's Mexican policies. There are long shots of TR being greeted in the courtyard of the Alvarado Hotel; TR walks with a group of men that includes former Rough Rider George Curry, appointed territorial Governor of New Mexico (1907-1911) by TR, and a U.S. Representative (1912-1913); Curry is the tall man in a dark suit and light hat. TR acknowledges an Indian woman and child sitting by a fountain in the courtyard of the hotel and gives the woman some money. A parade on Central Avenue is held in honor of TR; there are views of a marching band, a mounted escort that includes twelve former Rough Riders, and decorated cars carrying dignitaries; distance and camera angle make positive identification of TR in this sequence impossible. From a narrow platform erected in front of the Alvarado Hotel, TR gives his speech; the seated man behind him is Senator Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's first senators (1912-1921) and later to be Secretary of the Interior under Harding (1921-1923). Last sequence of TR waving from car, walking with several men through a crowd, and standing in a car, may be unrelated footage.

TR's return to New York, 1910 (in 2 parts)

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1910.

SUMMARY On June 18, 1910, TR returned to New York City after a fifteen-month tour abroad, having travelled through Africa and western Europe. An elaborate city celebration drawing a million people marked his homecoming. Aboard the ocean liner Kaiserin Auguste Victoria ex-President and Mrs. Roosevelt were met by a revenue cutter, the Manhattan, carrying the Roosevelt children. TR then went aboard a larger cutter, the Androscoggin, and officially became a guest of the city. After boating up the Hudson River along the New Jersey shore to West Fifty-Ninth St., the Androscoggin moved back along the Manhattan shore to Battery Park, followed by a water parade of almost one hundred vessels. TR was greeted by Mayor William J. Gaynor at the Park, where both briefly spoke to an assembled crowd, with notables seated on a flag-draped stand expanded for the occasion to hold 600 people. Battery ceremonies were followed by a parade up Broadway and Fifth Avenue to the Fifty-Ninth St. plaza, where it dispersed. In the parade TR, Mayor William J. Gaynor, and chairman of the city's welcoming committee, Cornelius Vanderbilt, together rode in an open carriage, preceded by TR's regiment of Rough Riders, First United States Volunteer Cavalry. Also in the parade were approximately 2000 other veterans of the Spanish-American War. On the film are views of the open harbor, with various vessels assembled for TR's visit, including the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, the Androscoggin, and the Manhattan; TR alone on the lookout station of what appears to be the Androscoggin as it moves into port; street scene in which photographers scramble to get clear view of carriages as notables pass through street cordoned off with greenery; TR and Vanderbilt move toward Battery speakers platform, beside which is visible the stand erected for TR's family and dignitaries; TR and Mayor Gaynor, who steps forward to greet TR, ascend platform; men mill around base of platform; side view of TR speaking from written notes, with Gaynor behind him; scenes of crowds and tents in what appears to be Central Park south; parade moves toward camera and passes in front of decorated stands; TR, standing in carriage, pauses in front of stands; shots of mounted police, mounted band, carriages, marching band.

TR's sons' regiments during war, 1917-1918

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1918?]

SUMMARY Soldiers walk in formation on a road accompanied by several mounted men. Because of the soldiers' heavy clothing, it must be winter. This group may be the 26th Infantry, Theodore and Archibald Roosevelt's regiment. Following sequence is of biplanes flying in formation; third sequence is shot at a hangar where men appear to be preparing a plane for flight. The second and third sequences may be of Quentin Roosevelt's squadron, the 95th. The last sequence probably represents Kermit Roosevelt's regiment, the 7th Field Artillery. In this sequence a group of men load and fire a cannon. Location undetermined; film, or portions of it, probably shot in France.

William H. Taft in Panama

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n., 1910?]

SUMMARY On one of many visits to Panama, William Howard Taft inspects canal construction and visits ruins in what may be the Panamanian jungle. Views of crowd of men and women on dock, posing for camera; a tugboat pulls into unidentified harbor, with Taft and General George W. Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal project, seated on upper deck; Taft and entourage in formal dress board what may be the armored cruiser Tennessee, while crew stands at attention; view of cruiser deck; Taft and entourage disembark from unidentified vessel, with crowd gathered on dock; Taft party is greeted at train by General Goethals: party includes Mrs. Helen Herron Taft, wife of the President, and Federico Alfonso Pezet, minister to the United States from Peru. In last scene Taft and members of his party visit site of stone ruins in the jungle.

Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917]

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [s.n.], 1917.

SUMMARY Film is the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. The first campaign, beginning in 1913, was unsuccessful; the woman suffrage amendment was rejected by the voters in 1915. On Nov. 6, 1917, the suffrage amendment to the New York State Constitution was approved by the voters. The suffragists invited to Sagamore Hill were headed by Mrs. Norman deR. Whitehouse, State Chairman of the New York State Woman Suffrage Party. Sequence of TR talking to three women: the woman in the dark hat and coat is Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid; the woman dressed in furs next to TR is Mrs. Whitehouse; and the tall woman in the light hat and jacket is Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw.

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