Funeral of William Butler Yeats
Description:A photograph of the funeral of William Butler Yeats. Yeats died in 1939 but due to the war, his remains were not brought home from Roquebrune, near Monaco, until 1948. Here, the hearse is outside Sligo Town Hall, about to depart for Drumcliffe in Sligo county. There are soldiers around the hearse and there is a large crowd of spectators.