Film, Video Funeral of Hiram Cronk /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1905
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Civil War
Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Military Funerals
New York
New York (State)
United States
War of 1812
Funeral of Hiram Cronk /
The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band [Frame: 0120], then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders [0720]. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War [2742], and horse-drawn open carriages. The camera position shifts and most of the paraders can be seen for a second time: the band [3692], the hearse [5610], and the Civil War veterans [6000]. Hiram Cronk, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. He was thought to be the last surviving veteran of that war.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--New York
-  Military funerals--New York (State)--New York
-  Parades--New York (State)--New York
-  Horses--New York (State)--New York
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York
-  United States--History--War of 1812--Veterans
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
-  H61323 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 25May1905; H61323.
-  Duration: 3:51 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
-  Photographed May 17-18, 1905. Location: Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 5/25/05; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1991 from LC lab; ref print and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
1 roll (260 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 2029 (paper pos)
FEB 9814 (ref print)
FPE 5555 (dupe neg)
FPE 5619 (arch neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2b32928
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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