TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, and attacks President Wilson's Mexican policies. There are long shots of TR being greeted in the courtyard of the Alvarado Hotel; TR walks with a group of men that includes former Rough Rider George Curry, appointed territorial Governor of New Mexico (1907-1911) by TR, and a U.S. Representative (1912-1913); Curry is the tall man in a dark suit and light hat. TR acknowledges an Indian woman and child sitting by a fountain in the courtyard of the hotel and gives the woman some money. A parade on Central Avenue is held in honor of TR; there are views of a marching band, a mounted escort that includes twelve former Rough Riders, and decorated cars carrying dignitaries; distance and camera angle make positive identification of TR in this sequence impossible. From a narrow platform erected in front of the Alvarado Hotel, TR gives his speech; the seated man behind him is Senator Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's first senators (1912-1921) and later to be Secretary of the Interior under Harding (1921-1923). Last sequence of TR waving from car, walking with several men through a crowd, and standing in a car, may be unrelated footage.
Theodore Roosevelt's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916
United States : [s.n.], 1916.
Appearing: President Roosevelt, George Curry, Albert B. Fall.
United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 1st.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Curry, George, 1861-1947.
Fall, Albert B. (Albert Bacon), 1861-1944.
International Newsreel Corporation.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
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