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Object Name Ornament, Mourning
Catalog Number 1987.27.16
Date 1901
Material(s) Celluloid; tinplate; paper
Dimensions Dia-1.25 inches
Description This is a memorial button for President William McKinley. The button is made with a celluloid process and has a white background. A black and white photograph of McKinley is in the center of the button with the inscription "GOD'S WILL, NOT OURS, BE DONE/ SEPT. 14th, 1901."
Notes William McKinley was assassinated by Anarchist Leon Czolgosz as he attended a reception in Buffalo. He died on September 14, 1901.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People McKinley, William
Subjects Politicians
Memorabilia
Memorials
Presidents
Assassinations
Mourning
Search Terms Memorials
Assassination
Presidential Assassinations
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS