Documentary 6min

Laying The Foundation Stone Of Gustav Adolf's Church (1908)

Original title: Grundstensnedlæggelse ved Gustav Adolfs Kirke
Laying the Foundation Stone of Gustav Adolf's Church.
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Facts
Country Denmark
Language Danish
Titles
(Original) Grundstensnedlæggelse ved Gustav Adolfs Kirke
(Alternative) Grundstensnedlæggelsen ved Gustav Adolphs Kirke
Production
Distribution
Categories
Architecture Black and White Church Copenhagen Documentary Horse King People Procession Rulers Short Silent Film Speech
Description

June 4th,1908 the foundation of the Swedish church in Copenhagen(København) was laid. It is called "Svenska Gustafskyrkan." At the event were amongst others, the Swedish Royals, King Gustav V and Queen Victoria, and the Danish Royals, Frederik VIII and Queen Louise. The Church got its name after Gustav V and was designed by architect Theodor Wahlin. It was finished on June 1st, 1911.

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Cast
Drottning Viktoria - Self - Queen of Sweden
Dronning Louise - Self - Queen of Denmark
Dronning Alexandrine - Self
Prins Gustav - Self
King Gustaf V - Self - King of Sweden
King Frederik VIII - Self - King of Denmark
King Christian X - Self
Theodor Wahlin - Self - Architect
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Quality way and above the norm

It's quite unbelievable that this documentary was made at that time, as the quality of it all for such a minor event, is way above similar films around the world. We have multiple camera angles, panning, clipping, and shots of the main event - some shots show the crowds, some show the royals, but all in all - so well documented that it could have been made today. I'd never imagined such quality from a 1908 documentary because this is one of the first documentaries that document a whole event from beginning to end and make it a concise whole. There are a few that can compete from before, but most seem to be very static.