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    Wreath is laid at statue of Abraham Lincoln in London.

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    Wreath-laying ceremony at statue of Abraham Lincoln in London.

    Group of men walking; most in overcoats; top hats; (possibly politicians; or some sort of government or embassy types?) 2 military men - 1 with beret; other w/ British Army hat. The guy in the beret carries wreath. Pan on group as they walk to left. CU men walk past; at foot of statue. 1 of the men in top hats lays wreath against base of statue; steps back; takes his hat off; sort of tipping it to the statue in gesture of respect. Men walk past to right. 3 men from waist up; standing w/ hats off; as if listening to prayer? CU shot looking up at statue of Abraham Lincoln; silhouetted against sky.

    History; USA; American; ceremonies. Monuments & memorials.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:53:00 / 01:04:57:00
    ON 245 C

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  1. dstrittm says

    This timeline is correct as being placed in 1910-19. This Lincoln statue was installed at Parliament Square in 1920. It was originally proposed as part of the Treaty of Ghent centenary to celebrate 100 years of peace between the US and UK. However, WWI postponed the erection of the statue.

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