: This image shows the cover of sheet music containing music and lyrics of a song written for the 1900 U.S. presidential campaign. The title is "Respectfully Inscribed to the G.O.P.: McKinley and Roosevelt." T.M. Richards of Dover Canal, Ohio, was the song's composer, lyricist, and publisher. William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt were the Republican Party's candidates for president and vice president, respectively, in 1900. McKinley's Democratic opponent was William Jennings Bryan. The cover image includes shield-shaped portraits of the two candidates separated by a banner bearing their names and the date "1900." Between the title and the portraits is the image of an eagle. McKinley and Roosevelt won the election, and the inauguration was held March 4, 1901. McKinley was shot by an anarchist on September 6, 1901, during a visit to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He died during the early hours of September 14; that afternoon Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president of the United States.
McKinley was buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio, but later his remains were moved to the McKinley Memorial, also in Canton. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS644_B19 Subjects
: Presidential candidates--United States--Songs and music; Presidential campaigns; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Places
: McKinley and Roosevelt political campaign sheet music