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President William McKinley's War Room

President William McKinley's War Room

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
1898
Medium
Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

President William McKinley's War Room

This photograph of the War Room by Frances Benjamin Johnston was taken in 1898 during the William McKinley administration. Telegraph equipment and maps tacked to the walls helped track military movements during the Spanish-American War. Seated at the telegraph desk on the left is Benjamin F. Montgomery.

Benjamin F. Montgomery, left, mans the telegraph desk. Today this is the Lincoln Sitting Room.

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