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Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: illustration
Document title: “Casket as It Appeared in Capitol Rotunda Yesterday”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 261
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 3

 
Citation
“Casket as It Appeared in Capitol Rotunda Yesterday.” Chicago Daily Tribune 18 Sept. 1901 v60n261: part 1, p. 3.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
William McKinley (lying in state: Washington, DC: illustrations).
 
Named persons
William McKinley [in notes]; Theodore Roosevelt [in notes].
 
Notes
Descriptive text accompanying the illustration reads as follows: “The casket containing McKinley’s remains as it stood in the Capitol rotunda during the services yesterday was completely draped in an American flag and was covered with flowers, the notable feature being a great sheaf from President Roosevelt, which was at the foot of the casket on top. The casket rested on a plain black pedestal, about the shape of the old confederate ram Merrimac, sloping from the floor up to the casket. Resting against the pedestal, so as to reach up to and overlap the casket, were half a dozen floral pieces on either side, chiefly wreaths, sheaves of roses, and crosses. At the head of the casket was a separate floral cross of large proportions. Other sets of flowers were arranged around the wall of the rotunda. There was no canopy over the casket, that plan having been abandoned at the last moment.”

Title herein taken from caption.
 
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