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Warren G. Harding Funeral

Warren G. Harding Funeral

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Library of Congress

Warren G. Harding Funeral

Mourners kneel in prayer on the north driveway outside the windows of the East Room where President Harding's remains lie in state. Possibly a staged photograph—because of its studied poses and framing and because the Secret Service limited public access to the driveway—this image, nevertheless, captures the profound grief that followed Harding's sudden death in San Fransisco in 1923, when he was on a western tour.

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