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Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio [electronic resource] / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

Publication:
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Format/Description:
Video
1 streaming video file (1 min.) ; sd., col.
Series:
William McKinley
American history in video.
William McKinley

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Other Title:
Funeral train arriving at Canton Station
Arrival of McKinley's funeral train
Subjects:
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 -- Death and burial.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Ohio -- Canton.
Locomotives -- Ohio.
Presidents -- United States -- Death.
Railroad stations -- Ohio -- Canton.
Canton (Ohio).
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL TRAIN ARRIVING AT CANTON STATION. In recording this scene the position of our camera was an excellent one, and we present to the public a most perfect picture of the train's arrival. The engine is decorated with crepe to mark the solemnity of this great historical event. As the train stops at the platform great respect for the dead President is shown by the waiting diplomats and reception committee baring their heads and standing respectfully on one side as the mourners leave the train.
It is apparent that the camera was placed on a platform of a train station. A steam locomotive pulling several passenger cars can be seen nearing the camera position and coming to a stop. The remainder of the film is concerned with the people who get off the train and walk off the platform.
Notes:
Title from title frames (American History in Video, viewed on Nov. 26, 2010).
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9082.
Original duration: 0:41 at 15 fps.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (American history in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc. , Producer, Distributor
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Restricted for use by site license.