Film, Video Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /

Format Film, Video
Contributors McKinley, William
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Roosevelt, Theodore
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Dates 1901
Location Canton
Ohio
United States
Language English
Subjects Canton
Canton (Ohio)
Death
Death and Burial
Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
Hearses (Vehicles)
Homes and Haunts
McKinley, William
Military Funerals
Ohio
Presidents
Processions
United States
Title
Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /
Other Title
President McKinley's body leaving the house and church
Summary
In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. The first scene shows the casket being carried from his home by the honor guard and placed in the hearse. The second scene shows the hearse, the honor guard, and people lining the streets. The third scene shows the celebrities who attended the funeral preceding the casket out of the church. The final scenes are of the people watching the casket being placed in the hearse again.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PRESIDENT McKINLEY'S BODY LEAVING THE HOUSE AND CHURCH. Ungowning. [code for telegraphic orders]. In this picture we show a most perfect view of the front entrance of the McKinley home in the background. The hearse which is to bear the President's body to its last resting place drives into view. President Roosevelt's Cabinet forms in line on either side of the walk. The Admirals of the Navy and the Generals of the Army form lines in their rear. President Roosevelt takes his place at the head of the Cabinet and immediately the body emerges from the front door, borne on the shoulders of the soldiers and sailors. As it passes through the lines of Diplomats, Admirals and Generals, all heads are uncovered. The sailors and soldiers descend the steps slowly to the sidewalk and then the body is placed in the hearse. Here we secured another life size view. The hearse starts slowly away and President Roosevelt and his Cabinet walk toward their carriages. Then with the aid of our panoramic device we followed the hearse until it passed slowly out of view down Market Street. This scene dissolves into a picture of the body leaving the church at Canton borne on the shoulders of the sailors and soldiers and placed again in the hearse. From the time the casket appears at the church door it does not pass out of the view of our camera until the doors of the hearse are closed upon it. We follow it constantly with our panoramic device, and the views are perfect and life size. The hearse finally starts away for the cemetery, followed by the famous Black Horse Cavalry, Troop A, of Ohio. Class A 200 ft. $30.00
Contributor Names
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Death and burial
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Homes and haunts
-  Presidents--United States--Death
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--Ohio--Canton
-  Military funerals--Ohio--Canton
-  Processions--Ohio--Canton
-  Hearses (Vehicles)
-  Canton (Ohio)
Notes
-  H9015 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Sept1901; H9015.
-  Duration: 3:07 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed September 19, 1901.
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison Company summary.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 1901-09-25; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (197 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 2028 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp001 m1b31995 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1b31995
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694358
Other Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694358

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