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William McKinley's coffin in state in the East Room

William McKinley's coffin in state in the East Room

Photographer
Underwood & Underwood
Date of Work
September 1901
Credit
White House Collection

William McKinley's coffin in state in the East Room

This is a stereograph of the President William McKinley lying in state in the East Room in September 1901. McKinley was assassinated while attending the Buffalo Pan-American Exhibition and died on September 14th. His casket was moved by train back to Washington, D.C. and lay in state in the East Room, then in the Capitol building before it was taken back to Canton, Ohio for burial. Underwood and Underwood was a company founded by the Underwood brothers, Elmer and Bert, and known being one of the largest publishers and distributors of stereographs.