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Title
[The funeral procession of Warren G. Harding]
Creator
Dobbin, Hamilton Henry, 1856-1930
Date Created and/or Issued
1923
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Description
V2p201
In PHOTO ALBUM-VAULT: ** fc917.9461 A3, Vol. II, page 201.
This photograph is contained in one of two volumes by Dobbin titled "Album of San Francisco."
View looks south on New Montgomery on Market, showing President Warren G. Harding's funeral procession leaving the Palace Hotel at the right. Onlookers crowd the sidewalk on both sides of the street; past Jessie Street few can be seen. The Old Poodle Dog Grill is visible in the Sharon Building on the left side of the street.
Caption written under photo: "The most impressive Funeral procession ever seen in San Francisco."Leaving the Palace Hotel with the remains of President Warren G. Harding on the way to entrain at Southern Pacific Railroad depot Third and Townsend Street. President Harding breathed his last on Friday August 2nd 1923, at 7:20 c'clock P.M. while his wife was engaged in reading to her husband, an article on himself from the 'Saturday Evening Post.' His last words were addressed to his wife, they were, 'That Sounds Good. Go on.' "
Additional written text: "The simple grey hearse bearing all that remains on earth of President Warren G Harding is shown in the photograph about to turn from New Montgomery Street west into Market Street. Leaving the Palace Hotel a few minutes after 6 o'clock P.M. August Third 1923." Mayor Rolph is shown with a high hat behind the two uniformed officers immediately following the hearse. The streets were crowded along the entire line of march with mourning San Franciscans."
Negative no. 6382.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photoprint ; 8 x 9 3/4 in.
Identifier
(C)001382052CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVV-5311
Subject
Harding, Warren G.. (Warren Gamaliel),, 1865-1923
Rolph, James,, 1869-1934
Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)
Funeral processions--California--San Francisco
Streets--California--San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)

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