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    Obituary piece issued on the death of American President Warren G Harding.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Harding Dead"

    United States of America. Harding died August 2nd 1923.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Warren Gamaliel Harding President of the United States dies without warning due to stroke of apoplexy." - "America bows her head in mute grief at sudden passing away of her Chief Executive after apparent recovery from illness." Shot of President Warren G Harding signing papers at his desk.

    Intertitle reads: "58 years ago, on November 2, 1865, Warren Gamaliel Harding first saw the light of day in a little cottage in Blooming Grove, Ohio." Exterior shots of small house - presumably where Harding was born.

    Intertitle reads: "With wife and father." Shot of Harding with wife and father (seated).

    Intertitle reads: "For the presidential election of 1920, Senator Harding conducted the famous 'front porch' campaign at his home in Marion, Ohio." Various shots of Harding talking to crowd gathered outside a house. Crowd cheer.

    Intertitle reads: "He became 29th President of the United States on March 4, 1921." GV of Capitol Building in Washington DC on day of Inauguration ceremony. Shots of inauguration of President Harding. The oath of office appears superimposed over view.

    Intertitle reads: "President Harding voiced the sentiments of the Nation at the dedication of America's Unknown Soldier at Arlington." Harding speaking at cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. TV of audience listening. He lays a wreath on grave.

    Intertitle reads: "The guiding spirit at the great Naval Disarmament Conference held at Washington in November, 1921." Views of President Warren G Harding speaking at Conference. Signing ceremony.

    Intertitle reads: "Always interested in the welfare and future security of the wounded war veterans ..." Harding and wife meet and shake hands with wounded ex servicemen.

    Intertitle reads: "To urge US participation in the World Court of International Justice, President Harding started on his ill-fated trip across the continent on June 20, 1923; scenes en route." President Harding making speech from the back of a railway carriage.

    Intertitle reads: "Latest picture of President Harding taken in Seattle when he reviewed the Pacific Fleet from the bridge of the transport Henderson - one day before he was stricken by his fatal illness." AV of Harding on bridge of ship. Views of American navy warships.

    Intertitle reads: "General C E Sawyer, the late President's personal physician, who kept the world informed on the President's condition throughout his illness." CU General Sawyer - Harding's Doctor.

    Intertitle reads: "By Constitutional provision Vice-President Calvin Coolidge becomes President of the United States." CU President Calvin Coolidge.

    Intertitle reads: "The Nation mourns its loss. Our President - may he rest in peace." CU Warren G Harding.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:00:00 / 01:27:03:00
    UN 64 F

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