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Figure 4.19

The Newsreel as Series

McKinley's Funeral Cortege Entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton

Edwin S. Porter, Edison Manufacturing Co., USA, 1901

After a cavalry escort (left), the hearse passes, flanked by “the Admirals of the Navy and the Generals of the Army” (center). In the final frame (right), according to a contemporary Edison catalogue, “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 lifesize as it passes in front of our camera.” This film was one in a series of six subjects joined by dissolves and entitled Complete Funeral Cortege at Canton, Ohio.

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