An amazing bit of video by Thomas Edison of President Roosevelt reviewing the troops at the Charleston Exposition in 1902. Some of these films have been discovered and shared on Facebook and they are so wonderful I am passing them along.
President Roosevelt is standing on a platform in front of an Auditorium, photographed from across the street. At his left is Mrs. Roosevelt, holding carnations. They review the army, navy, and marine corps foot soldiers at the opening of the Charleston Exposition. Other prominent individiuals shown are Captain F.W. Wagener, Mayor Smyth of Charleston, Governor McSweeney of South Carolina, and Governor Avcock.
President Roosevelt reviewing troops, Charleston Exposition
United States : Edison Mfg. Co., 1902.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 18Apr02; H16715.
Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Captain F.W. Wagener, Mayor Smyth, Governor McSweeney, and Governor Avcock.
Photographed in Charleston, SC in April 1902.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948.
Wagener, F. W.
Smyth, J. Adger.
McSweeney, Miles Benjamin, 1855-1909.
Avcock, Charles B.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)