: Photograph showing Cleveland Square (now known as Public Square) on September 18, 1901, during an encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic and the funeral of President William McKinley, from the collection of Louis Baus. McKinley was shot by assassin Leon Czolgosz during a public appearance on September 6, 1901, and died of his wounds eight days later. He is buried in Canton, Ohio.
Louis Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills. View on Ohio Memory.
: P223_B01_A01_065 Subjects
: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Cities and towns--Ohio; squares (open spaces); Monuments & memorials; Presidents--Death and burial; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)