Preliminary Inventory to the William L. Magistretti Slides, 1953

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Preliminary Inventory to the William L. Magistretti Slides, 1953

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
The Hoover Institution staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William L. Magistretti Slides,
Date (inclusive): 1953
Collection number: 79088
Creator: Magistretti, William L.
Collection Size: 3 boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Depicts the funeral in Moscow of Lev Mekhlis, Soviet commissar of state control, 1940-1941 and 1945-1950, and deputy commissar of defense, 1937-1940 and 1941-1942.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William L. Magistretti Slides, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

Mekhlis, Lev Zakharovich, 1889-1953.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
Slides (Photography)


Container List

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)