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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. The majority of films are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, while the remainder are from the Paper Print Collection. 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 as well as silent documentaries compiled from earlier footage by the Theodore Roosevelt Association between 1919 and 1928.

Theodore Roosevelt - His Life and Times on Film Library of Congress

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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. The majority of films are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, while the remainder are from the Paper Print Collection. 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 as well as silent documentaries compiled from earlier footage by the Theodore Roosevelt Association between 1919 and 1928.

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    Cartoon: Theodore Roosevelt's Arrival in Africa

    Cartoon: Theodore Roosevelt's Arrival in Africa

    • 39 sec
    • video
    Colonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in Arch Hoxsey's plane at St. Louis, Mo., 1910

    Colonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in Arch Hoxsey's plane at St. Louis, Mo., 1910

    • 3 min
    • video
    Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918]

    Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris [1918]

    • 50 sec
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    Oscar Straus

    Oscar Straus

    • 33 sec
    • video
    President McKinley Inauguration,1901

    President McKinley Inauguration,1901

    • 1 min
    • video
    President Reviewing School Children

    President Reviewing School Children

    • 2 min

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