PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - COLLECTION - HFSID 263285
Sale Price $270.00
WILLIAM McKINLEY (1843-1901)
A collection of items recognizing the assassination and death of the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley. Comprises of: unsigned telegram from McKinley's cousin, saying he will attend the funeral; unsigned photograph; unsigned copy of his last speech
Collection: 1) Telegram unsigned, 8x5¼. In full: "Moline Ills Sep 16-1901/Judge R Day/Canton/Mrs McKinley and I will attend Funeral Reply./Geo H McKinley. Cousin". President McKinley's father, William, Sr., and Benjamin McKinley, George's father, were brothers. Initialed in unidentified hand: "OK." Multiple folds. Lightly creased. Corners slightly worn and creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Photograph unsigned, 6¾x9¾. A separated caption reads: President McKinley/Delivering His Last Address/Buffalo, Sept. 5, 1901." Heavily toned on right margin. Edges irregular. Slight creases. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Speech unsigned, 3 pages, 8¾x7. "Last Speech of President McKinley". Heavily toned. Corners worn and creased. Slight stains across. Lightly soiled. Water damage present on outer edges. Corners and edges worn and creased. Slight tears on bottom edge of verso. Otherwise, fine condition. William McKinley (1843-1901) represented Ohio as a Republican in the U.S. Congress from 1877-1883 and 1885-1891, and he served as Governor of Ohio from 1892-1896. Elected 25th U.S. President in 1896, McKinley was reelected to a second term in 1900 with a larger plurality of votes than any other Chief Executive before him. The U.S. became a world power during his Presidency, winning a war with Spain (1898) and acquiring overseas colonies (Puerto Rico and the Philippines). On September 6, 1901, at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. He died on September 14, 1901, the third President to be assassinated. Three Items.
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