Opening of the Pan-American Exposition
Buffalo, NY, USA
1901 (Actual Year)
00:13:21 - 00:15:11
At the Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt leads a procession of dignitaries in a procession; They come walking in a long line, down the middle of a wide avenue, past some huge columns. The procession turns in front of camera and walks off to rt. MS 5 military men on horseback ride past as crowds watch; they are followed by a marching band, then 4th Brigade, National Guard, New York. From notes in contemporary Edison catalogue: "The participants in the head of the parade are made up of distinguished people, such as Senator Hanna, of Ohio, Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire, Governor Odell, of New York, and Mr. Conrad Biehl, Mayor of Buffalo. The military division of the parade is headed by Louis Babcock, Grand Marshal of the Exposition parade, followed by his aides, Lyman M. Bass, Dr. John A. Smith, Sherman R. Hall, Dr. Harry Meade, Evan Hollister, Frederick DeP. Townsend, Robert W. Pomeroy, Henry Robbas, Captain H.A. Bull, James McC. Mitchell, Roland Crangle, George W. Gillette, Edward M. Mills. These are followed by the first division, consisting of the 71st Regiment Band, Brigadier General S. L. Welch, commanding the 4th Brigade, N.G.N.Y., and staff. This picture was taken on the official opening day, May 20th, when there were 106,000 people on the grounds, and the picture is greatly enhanced by the great crowds passing to and fro. "
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