Pictured for sale are Two 1901 Philadelphia Inquirer Newspapers dated September 14th and Sunday Morning, September 29th, about the death of President McKinley.
President McKinley was the third President assassinated with President Lincoln being the first and President Garfield being the second.
President McKinley was shot on September 6th, 1901, by 28 year old anarchist Leon Czalgasy at 4:07pm while shaking hands in a reception line in Temple of Music Hall at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York.
President McKinley passed away at 2:15 am on September 14th, 1901, from one of two bullets from the assassin’s .32 caliber hand gun. The President died from gangrene from the bullet lodged somewhere in his abdomen.
The bullet was never recovered and the use of Thomas Edison's new invention called the X-ray Machine was turned down to find the bullet because doctors felt it was a waste of time since his McKinley’s death was very near. Listed below is each paper, the condition, and some stories found in each:
1.) The first Philadelphia Inquirer is dated September 14th, 1901, and has 16 pages packed with information on President McKinley's assassination attempt. With this being the early morning edition the President is still clinging to life, but it's only hours later at 2:15 am the President closed his eyes and passed away. So some stories in this edition have been written in hopes doctors can save President McKinley since earlier stories on his condition showed he was improving. Listed below are some of the stories:
I Know You Will Save Him I Cannot Let Him Go! by Mrs McKinley---Last Hour of Martyr President---Last Sad Offices About The Bedside---At The Sufferer's Bedside During His Last Hours---Crowds Waited Silently---Stocks Depressed by Doubt and Gloom---Roosevelt Couldn't Reach The President Before Morning---Lieutenant Perry is Safe Was Nearest The North Pole---Yellow Journalism Scored Everywhere---Infuriated Males Theater Lynching Anarchist Whom The Chicago Police Arrested.
On page 12 are the baseball double header game box scores of the Philadelphia vs St. Louis game and the Baltimore vs Brooklyn game. Wow, how neat is it that to the big baseball fans out there. This paper measures 18 3/4" x 23 1/2".
*Condition: On every page there are small tears on the edges and some found on the folds. Those areas have been taped to keep them from tearing more. Overall the pages are clean and in great shape are being 115 years old. This paper is very fragile because of its age. When viewing the paper it is best to lay it on a table.
2.) The second Philadelphia Inquirer is from Sunday morning, September 29th, 1901, and is a 4 page supplement that features both pictures and stories from President's McKinley's funeral which was held in Washington D.C. and later followed by his coffin being transported by train to his hometown of Canton, Ohio, for burial. The photos on all 4 pages are quite stunning as they capture the love for President McKinley, our 24th President of the United States. This paper measures 18 3/4" x 23 1/2".
*Condition: This 4 page Sunday supplement needs to be handled carefully because it will tear easily. When viewing this paper lay it flat on a table. All 4 pages have tears which have been taped to stop further damage. The paper is yellowed from age.
Anyone who loves to learn about American History will be excited to read both of these newspapers. You may learn something new about President McKinley.
These newspapers are very fragile. Please read and handle them on a large table and turn the pages using both hands.
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