The funeral of President McKinley - procession going to the station, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.
Local Accession Number: 06_11_004503.Title: The funeral of President McKinley - procession going to the station, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A..Genre: Stereographs; Photographic prints.Created/Published: Meadville, Pa. ; St. Louis, Mo. : Keystone View Company, Manufacturers and publishers.Copyright date: 1901.Physical description: 1 photographic print on curved stereo card : stereograph ; 9 x 18 cm..General notes: Title from item.; No. 12429.; Copyright by B.L. Singley..Subjects: Presidents; Crowds; Funeral rites & ceremonies; Parades & processions; McKinley, William, 1843-1901.Collection: Harper Stereograph Collection.Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department.Shelf locator: Famous people.Rights: No known restrictions
William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 25th President of the United States from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War. He promoted the tariffs to protect manufacturers from foreign competition, and in 1900, he secured the passage of the Gold Standard Act. He led the nation in the Spanish–American War of 1898: the U.S. victory was quick and decisive. "The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation."