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Identifier

2005002r_MP-066-03_fake_Roosevelt_in_Africa_photo

Creation Date

1909

Subject—Topics

Roosevelt, Theodore; Motion pictures; Silent films; Selig, William; Hunting

Date Range

1909

Description

Newsprint photograph: “Roosevelt in Africa” - “Shot in a Chicago Studio.” William Selig’s film recreation of Theodore Roosevelt hunting a lion in Africa. In 1896 Selig had founded the Selig Polyscope Company in Chicago, one of the first motion picture studios in America. He began making actuality shorts, travelogues and industrial films for Chicago businesses.

Format

BW photograph, halftone; 5” x 6.5”

Source

Motion Picture Principals & Production Collection

Number

MP-066-03

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