Ceremony of farewell in Paris, as France prepares to send the Panthéon De La Guerre to America
Paris France Date:1922 Duration:1 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Notables in Paris, France, at ceremonies before the Panthéon De La Guerre is packaged and shipped to the United States, where it would be shown in various places, beginning with Madison Square Garden, New York City, May 19, 1927. Raymond Poincaré, President of the French Council of Ministers, speaks in the building housing the Panthéon De La Guerre. The American flag in a holder to his left. Principal participants including Mrs. W.K Vanderbilt (Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, aka "Birdie") are seen in front row chairs. Closeup of several French officials, including Marshal Philippe Pétain and Aristide Briand, French Foreign Minister. Mrs. Vanderbilt cuts a cord to release the huge cyclorama painting, the world's largest, featuring 5,000 full-length portraits of prominent figures from World War I. Views of the painting.
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