McKinley National Memorial Rededication Parade photographs   Save
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Description: Four photographs document events in Canton, Ohio that marked the 50th anniversary of the death of President William McKinley. The anniversary was marked by the rededication of the McKinley Memorial and a parade. The parade followed the route taken by the McKinley funeral procession in 1901. Various industries were invited to participate in the parade. Among the floats was "Remember the Maine," sponsored by the Timken Roller Bearing Company. The final image shows the end of the parade at the memorial. The photographs measure between 2.5" x 6" (6.35 x 15.24 cm) and 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm). William McKinley (1843-1901), the twenty-fifth president of the United States, was born in Niles, Ohio. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the Civil War and, after being mustered out, studied law and opened a law office in Canton, Ohio. McKinley served in the U.S. Congress for 14 years, and became president in 1897, largely due to the influence of Marcus Hanna, boss of the Cleveland political machine. McKinley was most noted for his foreign policy and the conduct of the Spanish-American War in 1898. It was during McKinley's administration that the U.S. acquired its first overseas possessions in the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. He was re-elected in 1900, but was assassinated by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in 1901. President McKinley was shot in Buffalo, New York on September 6th, died there on September 11th and was buried in Canton on September 19, 1901. His running mate, Theodore Roosevelt, then became president. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3233_4401940_001
Subjects: Presidents and Politics; Architecture; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Presidents; Funeral rites & ceremonies; Monuments & memorials; Building dedications; Anniversaries; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades); Horses; Crowds
Places: Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)