Skip to comments.Scenes from the Funeral Rites for President McKinley (1901 b&w silent appx 13 mins)
Posted on 10/27/2020 3:23:56 PM PDT by NRx
Summary 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.
Created/Published [United States : s.n.], 1901.
I call it “The McKinley Curse”- everybody who attended William McKinley’s funeral is dead.
You know, youre right! Thats quite chilling.
One of the last people to see McKinley before he was shot didn’t last all the long either.
His assassin was tried, convicted, and executed in the space of about six weeks after McKinley’s death (he lasted about a week after being shot).
Actually they didn’t bleed him. Medical science was, mercifully beyond that. But the initial emergency treatment he received was dreadful. They probed his wound and operated without even washing their hands. He died from gangrene.
"What do you mean?!? I was there! I was just a wee
lad at the time, but I remember it well! C'mon, man!"
You are right.
Mrs. Mc Kinley was quite a beautiful First Lady.
Did I hear that right? She says “from the lie-bary of Congress”
Didn’t Brian Williams report from there?
IIRC, his assassin’s execution was also filmed (silently) in one of the first newsreel images ever filmed. They put him in the electric chair, put a hood over his head and then turned on the juice. Must see TV, right there.
My understanding was she had quite the problems, and was convalescing. And William took quite good care of her. Very touching.
Joe saw that on TV in between FDR’s fireside chats in 1929.
1901, the year my beloved Uncle Vint was born. My Dad’s older brother, he was too young for WW1 and too old for WWII.
Growing up in Nebraska, he told about the time when he was walking to school when he about 6 years-old and an old Sioux warrior walked up to him and took the bandana from around his neck. The next day, the Indian walked up to him and gave him a beautiful beaded bag in exchange for the bandana. The beaded bag is now on display in a museum in Nebraska. My uncle was a great guy, he died in 1981. He would be 119 now.
Brian Williams was there.
That was a reenactment. There were no images taken of his execution.
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