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Funeral of Will Rogers at Forest Lawn, Glendale, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
August 22, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Funeral of Will Rogers at Forest Lawn withan 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.
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."
Text from negative sleeve: Will Rogers Funeral, 8/22/35. 1619 NITRATE, 1 of 2. Aug. 27, 1935, 9 negs.
Handwritten on negative: Will Rogers Funeral 8-22
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Funeral rites & ceremonies--California--Glendale
Forest Lawn--Glendale (Cemetery : Glendale, Calif.)
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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