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Item 4: World War I (1)

Description: This film is the 1st of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage features the sinking of a ship from the vantage point of a German U-Boat, Woodrow Wilson signing letters and addressing Congress, British and French troops firing and being fired on, and Italian troops scaling mountains and firing guns in the snow. Halfway through the video the focus turns to the American effort with cantonments, guns, and ships being built, then draft numbers being picked out of a bowel by Secretary Baker, Theodore Roosevelt watching a parade of draftees, draftees leaving on a train and being examined by doctors, soldiers being trained near Liberty Island, naval drills, King George of England welcoming the American Navy, Pershing and Foch paying a visit to Lafayette's tomb, and trench warfare training in France. Also, interspersed in the footage are cartoons by "Wally" the famous A.E.F. artist.
Date: 1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Parade for President Theodore Roosevelt]

Description: Photograph of a parade taking place in the middle of a busy street. Several men and women line the street as men riding horses, men on foot, and President Theodore Roosevelt riding in a carriage pass by the onlookers. Printed on the lower side of the photograph is "President Roosvelt at FT. Worth, Tex. 4-8-05" and "Wade & Harmon Photo Dallas, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wade & Harmon Photo
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Parade for President Theodore Roosevelt]

Description: Photograph of a parade taking place in the middle of a busy street. Several men and women line the street as men riding horses, men on foot, and President Theodore Roosevelt riding in a carriage pass by the onlookers. Handwritten on the back of the photograph is, "This picture was taken while Rosevelt was president and the soldiers in parade were Spanish-American War Veterans."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[News Script: Gunsmith]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Scotty MacKenzie, an itinerant gunsmith.
Date: August 9, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Teddy Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd surrounding President Theodore Roosevelt as he gives his farewell address from the back of a train. Printed on the lower right hand corner of the photograph is, "Preident Roosvelt's Farewell Address, FT. Worth, Tex. 4-8-05, & D.R.R., Wade & Harmon Photo, Dallas, Tex., Copyright applied for."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wade & Harmon Photo
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Theodore Roosevelt Visiting Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Three photographs stitched together showing an enormous crowd gathered to greet President Theodore Roosevelt in front of the Texas and Pacific Railway Station. The crowd contains men and women, all wearing hats. The men wear suits and the women wear dresses or blouses and skirts. The train station is on the left side of the frame and on the right side, in the background, are several buildings including a drug store, a pharmacy, and a saloon. People are seated on rooftops and telephone poles. Throughout the photograph are telephone and electricity poles and on the far left side of the photograph is a train.
Date: 1905
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Photograph of Wood Carvings of U.S. Presidents]

Description: Photograph of twelve wood carvings, in the shapes of full-figure United States Presidents. Each figurine has a flat wood block base, and are arranged at different levels on small platforms covered by a large piece of cloth. In the background, a dark, paisley-patterned curtain hangs on a wall, with another curtain in front of the first, which have been pulled back on either side by cords. The wood block base has the name of the presidents engraved on them, including, from left to right, back to front: George Washington, John Adams, Richard M. Nixon, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Harrison, Calvin Coolidge, Rutherford B. Hayes, Franklin Pierce, and Grover Cleveland.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin