January 12, 2006

Teddy Roosevelt Recording

I was looking for this song about Teddy Roosevelt, when I happened upon a recording of the man's voice. I would have thought he had a big booming voice instead he sounds like this... (From the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project.) Taft's voice is oddly modern sounding.

Other recordings of early presidents:

Franlkin Delano Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge and also here
Warren Harding
Woodrow Wilson
William McKinley
More Teddy Roosevelt
More Taft
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison

and that's about as far back as it goes, nothing for Chester Arthur, "Elegant Arthur", one of the great etceteras of the American Presidency. Hard to believe a man with such fine mutton-chops would be completely forgotten today.

Update: My friend Hal had sent a link to an early Lenin recording.... (there are many early recordings on this site via Free Information Society)

posted at 06:13 PM by raul

Filed under: elsewhere

TAGS: coolidge (1) harding (1) presidents (4) recordings (3) roosevelt (1) wilson (2)


01/13/06 02:57 AM

Amazing to hear Teddy Roosevelt. Reminds me of some old-timers I use to know. Have a look at the BBC radio archives.



Add your thoughts: