Roosevelt, Theodore; Motion pictures; Silent films; Selig, William; Hunting
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.
BW photograph, halftone; 5” x 6.5”
Motion Picture Principals & Production Collection