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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
Search Terms Memorials
Presidential Assassinations
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS