America's Presidents

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America's Presidents is a short film released on 16mm. It is held in the Prelinger Archives collection.

VS still portraits of US presidents up to President McKinley when moving images replace stills. Audio track narration provides short synopses of presidents historical relevance.

11:30:01:15 CU bookcase beside lamp on desk, man enters frame pulls book The Presidents of the United States and shows cover to camera; then opens book and brings portrait of George Washington up to CU for camera.

11:31:55:11 VS young men looking up at the Lincoln memorial; VS Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

11:33:07:17 First film footage of a U.S. president, William McKinley riding by horse drawn buggy to the capital for his inauguration in 1901.

11:33:25:28 VS stock footage of Theodore Roosevelt.

11:34:00:21 President William Howard Taft stock footage.

11:34:27:19 VS Stock footage of President Woodrow Wilson 1913.

11:35:13:04 VS stock footage of President Warren G. Harding.

11:35:33:11 VS stock footage President Calvin Coolidge.

11:36:01:13 VS stock footage President Herbert Hoover.

11:36:23:04 VS stock footage Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt visiting troops in North Africa.

11:37:10:28 VS stock footage Harry S. Truman. Truman takes oath.

11:37:35:28 VS stock footage President Dwight David Eisenhower. Still photographic portrait of Eisenhower ends series, book closes and CU hand replaces book in bookcase.

America's Presidents
Produced byWarner Pathe News
Warner Pathe News
Distributed byWarner Pathe News
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