Source: Goodland Republic
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A M’Kinley Death Mask”
City of publication: Goodland, Kansas
Date of publication: 22 November 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 14
|“A M’Kinley Death Mask.” Goodland Republic 22 Nov. 1901 n14: p. 3.|
|William McKinley (death mask); McKinley memorialization.|
|Napoléon Bonaparte; William McKinley; Eduard L. A. Pausch [misspelled below].|
A M’Kinley Death Mask
The Cast of the Assassinated President’s Face Said to Be an Almost Perfect One.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 19.—After two
months’ work a cast from the death mask of President McKinley, taken on the
morning of his death, was finished yesterday. The mask has been carefully guarded,
being kept in a safety deposit vault when not in the hands of Edward La Pauch,
an expert mask maker from Hartford, Conn. The mask is the property of the federal
government. Next week it will be taken to Washington, where for a time it will
be shown to the public at the Smithsonian institute.
It was the express order of the government that no photograph of the mask should be taken. It is said to be one of the most perfect ever taken of a notable person. The mask differs from those of Napoleon or others in that instead of merely including the face, it portrays practically the entire head. The plaster itself weighs 25 pounds.