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Preliminary Inventory to the William L. Magistretti Slides, 1953
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Box 1.

1 Getting ready early in the morning. Women sweeping street in front of U.S. Embassy


2 Soldiers arriving - Marching in direction of Menage


3 Soldiers arriving. Traffic not yet cut off


4 Soldiers getting into place. Guarding streets


5 Red Square - getting troops placed. Sound truck in front of tomb


6 More troops getting into place


7-17 Getting Red Square ready


18 Crooked picture - Kremlin towers


19 Red Square - Figures on Lenin's Tomb


20 Sending truck working toward Red Square

Box 2.

21 Getting Red Square ready


22 Soldiers preparing to march


23 Soldiers marching up Gorki Street


24 Preparing in Red Square


25 Preparation in Red Square


26 Soldiers arrive


27 Truck spreading sand


28 Soldiers begin to line up across Gorki Street


29 Ambassador's cars arrive at nearest spot cars allowed


30 Soldiers marching in from street going down to Metropole Hotel (far left)


31 Soldiers arriving, marching past Kremlin Park


32-33 Soldiers marching in - Band in blue uniforms waits


34 Red Square crowd - Activity on top of Lenin's tomb


35 Soldiers arriving and the band waits


36-37 Mourners arriving. Walk in front of U.S. Embassy. Will join cortege. Very curious looks at Embassy


38 Soldiers lining way up toward Gorki Street (picture taken lying on 7th floor balcony)


39 Mourners assembled in front of Embassy (taken from balcony)


40 Mourners in front of Embassy

Box 3.

41 Getting ready


42 Mourners waiting to join cortege


43 Just before procession begins


44 Procession appears with funeral wreaths in lead


45 Procession continues - Band playing Beethoven's Funeral March


46 See #45. Two soldiers carrying something follow wreaths


47-48 See #46. Urn appears - White object


49 Procession continues toward Red Square. Waiting mourners have joined


50 Mourners and honor guards follow urn


51 Procession going past Historical Museum


52-53 Procession approaching Lenin's tomb


54 Soldiers who lined Gorki Street, leaving. Procession in Red Square


55-56 Funeral ceremony in progress (note how late in day it is)