• Short Summary

    President Warren G. Harding passes away in San Fransisco

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: International News: Crowds give the Chief Executive an enthusiastic welcome, little realizing that another few hours would find him stricken with an illness that would cause his death

    USA: Various:
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    SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.A.


    TITLE: CROWDS GIVE THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME, LITTLE REALISING THAT ANOTHER FEW HOURS WOULD FIND HIM STRICKEN WITH AN ILLNESS THAT WOULD CAUSE HIS DEATH

    (15ft)


    TITLE: THE PRESIDENTIAL FLAG FLYING OVER THE PALACE HOTEL WHILST PRESIDENT HARDING LAY ILL WITHIN

    (24ft)


    TITLE: BRIG GEN. SAWYER, DR. J. T. BOONE, U.S.N., AND MISS RUTH POWDERLEY, NURSE - SOME OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE PRESIDENT IN HIS LAST ILLNESS

    (39ft)


    SCU The three mentioned above

    (46ft)


    CU Miss Powderley with one of the men. Pan along to third man

    (54ft)


    TITLE: THE EMPIRE IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO PAY HIM TRIBUTE - MEMORIAL SERVICES ARE HELD IN WALL STREET WHILST THE FUNERAL TRAIN MAKES ITS TRAGIC PROGRESS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

    (70ft)


    GV (2 shots) Funeral procession in wall street

    (84ft)


    TITLE: THE CAPITAL IS A CITY OF SORROW - THE WHITE HOUSE A HOUSE OF MOURNING

    (92ft)


    TITLE: PRESIDENT HARDING'S PRIVATE OFFICE AT THE WHITE HOUSE, JUST AS HE LEFT IT, A PICTURE OF HIS MOTHER ABOVE HIS DESK

    (104ft)


    CU (2 shots) Desk

    (113ft)


    TITLE: WOODRWO WILSON, HIMSELF A VICTIM OF THE BURDEN OF THE PRESIDENCY CALLS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO LEAVE A NOTE OF CONDOLENCE FOR MRS HARDING

    (129ft)


    CU Car at entrance to White House

    (143ft)


    TITLE: A NATION MOURNS ITS LOSS

    (154ft)


    MVS Shot of White House (?) with flag at half mast

    (159ft)


    GV (elevated) Various shots of funeral procession in street

    (217ft)


    MLV Bier past camera

    (231ft)


    LV People filing up steps

    (257ft)


    LV Crowd

    (272ft)


    GV (low angle) street scene

    (281ft)


    CU Flag flying

    (288ft)


    MLV Man puts American flag at half mast

    (295ft)


    GV White House with flag at half mast

    (300ft)


    CU Flag at half mast on White House

    (306ft)


    CU Another flag at half mast

    (311ft)


    LV (2 shots) LV Car drives up and chief mourner gets out

    (350ft)


    CU Chief mourner (? Pres. Coolidge)

    (355ft)


    Blank film

    (359ft)


    TITLE: COOLIDGE AT CAPITAL TO ASSUME PRESIDENCY - CHIEF EXECUTIVE WHERE HE HAS ESTABLISHED TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS

    (369ft)


    TITLE: PRESIDENT COOLIDGE (WEARING A MOURNING BAND) AND HIS SECRETARY EDWARD R. CLARK

    (379ft)


    scu Pres. Coolidge and Edward F. Clark

    (385ft)


    TITLE: THE EVER PRESENT CAMERA BATTERY

    (389ft)


    SCU Pres. Coolidge facing cameras

    (396ft)


    TITLE: OFF FOR THE CAPITAL, SURROUNDED BY A SWARM OF SECRET SERVICE MEN

    (403ft)


    TITLE: AND WHILE HIS DADDY ASSUMES THE BURDENS OF THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND, CALVIN COOLIDGE JR. IS AT WORK ON A MASSACHUSSETTES TOBACCO PLANTATION

    (419ft)


    MLV Coolidge Jr. hanging up tobacco leaves

    (427ft)


    CU Coolidge Jr.

    (434ft)


    TITLE: AT WORK IN THE FIELDS HE EARNS 3.50 DOLLARS A DAY

    (441ft)


    TITLE: HALF MASTING THE FLAG AT THE COOLIDGE HOME - THE COOLIDGES OCCUPY HALF OF THIS HOUSE AT A MONTHLY RENTAL OF 32.00 DOLLARS

    (467ft)


    LV House

    (473ft)


    TITLE: THE COOLIDGE BOYS ARE 'REGULAR' LADS. JOHN COOLIDGE ATTENDS THE CITIZENS' MILITARY TRAINING CAMP IN THE CAPACITY OF PRIVATE

    (488ft)


    LV John Coolidge training

    (500ft)


    TITLE: GUARD DUTY

    (503ft)


    MLV Changing the guard

    (518ft)


    United States of America, Ceremonies - Funerary, Personalities - Politicians

    Warren Gamaliel Harding, John Calvin Coolidge, Jr., Citizens' Military Training Camp
    Background: President Warren G. Harding passes away in San Fransisco

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACYQF76Z8VMSK72SUZ86DPA1OK
    Media URN:
    VLVACYQF76Z8VMSK72SUZ86DPA1OK
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1923
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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