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Source: Philadelphia Record
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 10787
Pagination: 2

“Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar.” Philadelphia Record 15 Sept. 1901 n10787: p. 2.
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McKinley casket.
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Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar


Beveled Plate Glass Runs the Full Length of the Top.

By Associated Press.
     Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 14.—The casket that will contain the remains of the martyred President is of red cedar, handsomely carved and covered with the finest black broadcloth. The interior is first lined with copper, over which is a full tufted satin covering. A French bevel plate glass runs the full length of the top of the casket.
     The outside case is made of red cedar, finely finished. The corners are capped with polished copper, and the handles are of the same material. On the top of the case is a copper plate bearing a duplicate of the inscription on the casket.



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