Film, Video McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] Funeral cortege entering Westlawn Cemetery at Canton, Ohio

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Title
McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio]
Other Title
Funeral cortege entering Westlawn Cemetery at Canton, Ohio
Summary
Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body of the assassinated president before he is interred at Canton, Ohio.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL CORTEGE ENTERING WESTLAWN CEMETERY AT CANTON, OHIO. Ungraceful. [code for telegraphic orders]. Another of our cameras is in an excellent position at the entrance to the Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, and as the funeral procession approaches, it is set in motion. The first to appear in this scene is the Black Horse Cavalry, Troop A, of Cleveland, Ohio, followed by the G.A.R. escort, the members of which make an impressive picture as they march with bared heads. Then comes the hearse, on either side of which march the Admirals of the Navy and the Generals of the Army. The hearse is followed by the carriages of the family and friends, then comes the National Guard of Ohio, including the famous First Regiment of Cincinnati. Following them come the sailors of the United States Navy and the heavy artillery. Our picture was taken at such a point that it shows the troops executing a right wheel as they turn into the cemetery gate, and everything is life size as it passes in front of our camera.
Contributor Names
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
-  Presidents--United States--Death
-  Funeral rites and ceremonies--Ohio--Canton
-  Military funerals--Ohio--Canton
-  Processions--Ohio--Canton
-  Cemeteries--Ohio--Canton
-  Canton (Ohio)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H9084 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9084.
-  Duration: 3:11 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: 9/26/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (210 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC 2079 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1b35131
Library of Congress Control Number
00694359
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
91000031
Description
Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body of the assassinated president before he is interred at Canton, Ohio. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL CORTEGE ENTERING WESTLAWN CEMETERY AT CANTON, OHIO. Ungraceful. [code for telegraphic orders]. Another of our cameras is in an excellent position at the entrance to the Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, and as the funeral procession approaches, it is set in motion. The first to appear in this scene is the Black Horse Cavalry, Troop A, of Cleveland, Ohio, followed by the G.A.R. escort, the members of which make an impressive picture as they march with bared heads. Then comes the hearse, on either side of which march the Admirals of the Navy and the Generals of the Army. The hearse is followed by the carriages of the family and friends, then comes the National Guard of Ohio, including the famous First Regiment of Cincinnati. Following them come the sailors of the United States Navy and the heavy artillery. Our picture was taken at such a point that it shows the troops executing a right wheel as they turn into the cemetery gate, and everything is life size as it passes in front of our camera.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton Ohio. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694359/.

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