Text from negative sleeve: Will Rogers Funeral, 8/22/35. 1619 NITRATE, 1 of 2. Aug. 27, 1935, 9 negs. Funeral of Will Rogers at Forest Lawn with
an honor guard of 4 enlisted men from the Seventeenth Attack Group, of General Headquarters, First Wing, March Field, attending the casket (there were 8 in the honor guard, 4 visible here). The guard was changed every half hour. The casket is draped with a floral American flag, with a column of mourners passing behind a rope barrier. Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Handwritten on negative: Will Rogers Funeral 8-22 A similar photograph appears in the Los Angeles Times, 8/23/1935, with the caption: "World Pays Solemn Homage to Will Rogers in Final Rites at Forest Lawn; Thousands, in silent reverence, filed past the bier where Will Rogers lay beneath a flag of flowers to pay him final honor."