Washington tribute to late Senator Robert Taft.
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Ike Leads Nation in Taft Tribute'.
GV. Capitol building, Washington. MS. Flag at half mast over Capitol marking death of Senator Robert Taft. GV. Hearse carrying casket arriving at Capitol. LS. Casket being carried into Capitol. MS. Silent crowd. MS. Coffin being carried up steps. MS. Family of the late Senator Robert Taft's family walking up steps. MS. Interior, casket covered by flowers. MS. Guard of Honour. MS. Floral tributes on casket. Very high elevated view of coffin and Guards. LS. Large crowd outside Capitol. MS. American President Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) and wife Mamie. MS. Secretary of Defence, Mr Wilson, arriving. MS. Governor Lausche of Ohio arriving. LS. Waiting crowd. LS. High elevated view, centre of the rotunda.
Date found in the old record - 01/08/1953.
Note: Item has American voiceover, presumably American Pathe item - strangely, at one point God Save the Queen is played over footage of coffin lying in state.