Reel begins - Dawson Funeral Procession,New Orleans - 1972
A bit blurry footage as reel begins
CU the face of a young Black boy looking into the camera
A slow moving funeral procession begins for jazz musician, Edward (Eddie) J. Dawson, in New Orleans led by many musicians from different brass bands, including clarinet players, drummers and horn musicians.
Musicians marching very slowly, and sadly. CU on the serious and sad face of the Grand Marshall, Anderson Minor, as he leads the procession down Claiborne Avenue. Many folk following at a very deliberate and slow pace including an adorable little African American boy.
More footage of the slow moving procession in the vicinity of Louisiana Undertaking at 1449 N. Claiborne, the Interstate is seen overhead in the background. Folk following along some carrying second line parasol umbrellas
A procession follower is seen spinning his large red and white umbrella high overhead as they slowly move down Claiborne
End Reel - Dawson Funeral Procession - August 19, 1972
Description: DAWSON FUNERAL DIRGES, AUGUST 19, 1972 APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET OF COLOR 16MM FILM. RUN TIME: 2:56. DESCRIPTION: FOOTAGE OF THE FUNERAL OF EDWARD (EDDIE) J. DAWSON, BORN IN NEW ORLEANS ON JULY 24, 1884 AND DIED IN MEMPHIS ON AUGUST 12, 1972. MR. DAWSON PLAYED STRING BASS AND ENDED HIS LONG CAREER PLAYING AT PRESERVATION HALL. MR. DAWSON WAS BURIED AT PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL PARK.
Keywords: brass band
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