Film, Video President McKinley's funeral, 1901.

Format Film, Video
Contributors Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1901
Location Buffalo
New York
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Buffalo
City Halls
Death and Burial
Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
McKinley, William
Military Funerals
New York (State)
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
President McKinley's funeral, 1901.
Other Title
President McKinley's funeral, 1901 [1]
Three sequences of the funeral ceremonies held for President William McKinley: Sequence 1: McKinley's body lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17, 1901; views of officers on horseback, the Artillery Band (wearing dark headdresses), a squadron of cavalry, a battalion of artillery and coast artillery, Marine Band (wearing white helmets), battalion of Marines, civilians carrying umbrellas (may be the diplomatic corps), other civilians, guard of honor, pallbearers, and the horsedrawn hearse all turning the corner off what may be Pennsylvania Avenue on their way to the Capitol; camera pans the hearse, as a procession of carriages turns the corner.
Sequence 2: McKinley's body first lay in state for public viewing in Buffalo, N.Y. on Sept. 15-16; views of carriages, the horsedrawn hearse, and marchers stopping in front of the Buffalo City Hall; medium close shots of the casket being unloaded from hearse and carried up stairs of City Hall; crowds of mourners lining up to view the body as group of soldiers enters City Hall; camera pans crowd gathered outside as mourners enter and leave City Hall. Unrelated sequence of Washington ceremonies follows; camera pans from different angles of crowds gathered at the east front of the Capitol.
Sequence 3: McKinley's body was conveyed to its final resting place at Canton, Ohio on Sept. 18-19; views of mounted military units, marching civilians, carriages, and the horsedrawn hearse turning and entering what is probably Westlawn Cemetery where McKinley is buried; military units marching down a street as gathered crowds watch; final pans of mourners, crowds, and soldiers outside the McKinley home in Canton.
Contributor Names
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[United States : s.n.], 1901.
Subject Headings
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Death and burial
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--Washington (D.C.)
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--Ohio--Canton
-  Military funerals
-  Rotundas--Washington (D.C.)--1900-1910
-  City halls--New York (State)--Buffalo--1900-1910
-  Cemeteries--Ohio--Canton--1900-1910
-  United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 4:44 (part 1), 4:06 (part 2), and 4:21 (part 3) at 16 fps.
-  May be an American Mutoscope and Biograph Company production.
-  Film sequence does not follow order of actual events.
-  Film is dark and slightly out of frame.
-  MAVIS 13542.
-  Sources used: [Davis, Oscar K. and Mumford, John K.] The life of William McKinley. 1901:111-128; The Canton Repository. Pictorial life of William McKinley. 1943:26-28; The New York herald. 9/17/01:4-5; P&P presidential file; P&P stereo file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). Gift to RMA from Biograph.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 278 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 278 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. non-viewing print.
Call Number
FAB 0756 (viewing print)
FRA 5811 (non-viewing print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4134s1
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
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