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    Funeral procession of Maitre of Labori (full name Fernande Gustave Gaston Labori).

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    Funeral procession of Maitre of Labori (full name Fernande Gustave Gaston Labori); a French lawyer who served as defence counsel for Albert Dreyfus; in the controversial trial in France; 1894.

    Elaborate and traditional procession. Horse-drawn hearse covered completely in roses. Two men with gold medallions; followed by a large group of men in long robes and pillbox type hats; I'm not sure if these men are something to do with the legal profession; or if they may be some branch of rabbis or other Jews.

    Then official mourners all in black with long black veils over their faces and hanging down; black hats on top of those. More people follow including some French Army. Ends with CU of man wearing suit & tie - he takes a cigarette case out of his pocket and gets out a cigarette.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:01:18:00 / 01:02:05:00
    ON 044 R

Comments (2)

  1. TuviaB says

    They certainly look like British Rabbis. I would look at digital online newspapers but I'm blocked by a paywall.

  2. TuviaB says

    Correction: They are French lawyers See

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