Source: Philatelic West
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Postage Stamps for the St. Louis World’s Fair”
Date of publication: January 1904
Volume number: 25
Issue number: 3
|“Postage Stamps for the St. Louis World’s Fair.” Philatelic West Jan. 1904 v25n3: [no pagination].|
|McKinley memorialization (postage stamps, postal cards, etc.); William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley.|
At the outset of the article the McKinley stamp is declared to have a value of three cents rather than the five cents indicated below.
The article spans two pages in the magazine. The excerpt (below) is taken from the second page.
Postage Stamps for the St. Louis World’s Fair [excerpt]
William McKinley, whose portrait adorns the five cent stamp, was the twenty-fifth president of the United States. He was born in Ohio, Jan. 29, 1843. He served in the civil war, rank of Major[;] he was attorney for Stark county, Ohio, 1869-71; was a member of Congress from Ohio 1877-81; was elected governor of the state of Ohio 1881 by the republican party, and was reelected in 1893 by about eight thousand majority. March 4, 1897 he was inaugurated president of the United States. His term in that high office was cut short by the hand of the assassin during the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, F. Y. [sic] and cast a gloom over the world at large. He was a grand man, had served his country well and was an honor to every position held by him. His devotion to his invalid wife, whose comfort was his first thought, endeared him to all nations.