Dateline 1901: Verdi's Funeral

The state funeral of Giuseppe Verdi, musician and nationalist. The film `1900', by Giuseppe Bertolucci, which discusses the social tensions which also marked the life of Francesco Fantin, opens with news of the death of Verdi. His melodrama had been the sound track to nineteenth century Italian cultural nationalism


Photo from Gernsheim `Historic Events 1939-1939' Longmans London 1960