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Theodore Roosevelt's Inaugural Ceremony, 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. Other Titles Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905 Roosevelt Memorial Association title: TR's inaugural address, 1905 Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural address, 1905 Created/Published United States : [s.n.], 1905. Notes Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Spooner, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Dalzell, Melville Weston Fuller, James H. McKenney. Research indicates film is of TR taking oath of office rather than delivering his inaugural address. Subjects United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 1st. United States Military Academy. United States Naval Academy. United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) Oaths. Inauguration Day. Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Inauguration, 1905. Processions. Midshipmen. Fifteenth Street (Washington, D.C.) Documentary--Short. Newsreel--Short. Related Names Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Spooner, John C. (John Coit), 1843-1919. Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. Dalzell, John, 1845-1927. Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. McKenney, James Hall, 1837-1913. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) Digital ID trmp 4109
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