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Source: Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Depot’s Draping Cost Thousands”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 116
Issue number: 46
Pagination: 12

“Depot’s Draping Cost Thousands.” Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette 19 Sept. 1901 v116n46: p. 12.
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William McKinley (death: public response: Pittsburgh, PA); William McKinley (mourning: flowers, tokens of grief, etc.).
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Depot’s Draping Cost Thousands


[B]ig Building Was Clothed in Sabl[e] Out of Resp[ec]t to the De[a]d
Pr[es]ident—Crowd[s] Admired the Artistic Effect, but Few Realize[d]
That It Cost the Railroal [sic] Company a Small Fortune to Produce It.

     The mourning drapery of Union station attracted attention and won praise yesterday from thousands who waited in that neighborhood for the arrival of the funeral train.
     Crepe has been hung on the station since Sat[u]rday, but in preparation for the passage of the train yesterd[a]y special care was given [t]o this feature. Around th[e] cornice of the handsom[e] cab s[t]and were wr[e]a[t]hed folds of the sa[b]le, and the full length of the second story of the big new building was clothed in the same manner, while the long covered walk from the station appro[a]ch to the temporary station was lined with the crepe, hanging in gra[c]eful folds.
     The cost of this alone [a]mounted to several thousand dollars. It was designed, as one official said, to make the marks of mourning worthy of the occasion [a]nd a fitting token from the railroad company.



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