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Life Work of Sir Ebenezer Howard

Film obituary for Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) founder of England's Garden City Movement. Sir Howard was nicknamed 'Ebenezer Garden City Geyser' by pal George Bernard Shaw.

Non-Fiction 1928 18 mins Silent

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Sir Ebenezer Howard's life and work celebrated through photographs and scenes of his 'creations'; Letchworth and Welwyn, England's first and second Garden Cities. Knighted in 1927, Howard's utopian vision influenced town planning worldwide. Laid to rest in one of his founding cities, the local community, together with the country's dignitaries, gather at a memorial service and his final resting place.