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Source: St. Louis Republic
Source type: newspaper
Document type: illustration
Document title: “Pictorial Diagram of the Attack on the President”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
Author(s): Wood, Dick
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 94
Issue number: 69
Pagination: 1

 
Citation
Wood, Dick. “Pictorial Diagram of the Attack on the President.” St. Louis Republic 7 Sept. 1901 v94n69: p. 1.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (illustrations); Leon Czolgosz (illustrations); William McKinley (illustrations); John G. Milburn (illustrations); George B. Cortelyou (illustrations); McKinley assassination [in notes].
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes

Text accompanying the illustration reads as follows:

     The secret service men noted that about his right hand was wrapped a handkerchief, and, as he carried the hand uplifted, as though supported by a sling under his coat, the officers believed his hand was injured, and especially as he extended his left hand across the right, so as to shake hands with the President.
     The organist had now reached the climax to the wild strains of the sonata. A more inspiring scene could hardly be imagined.
     Innocently facing the assassin, the President smiled as he only knows how—that smile of dignity, benevolence and compassion, as he extended his right hand to meet the left of the supposedly wounded fiend. As the youth extended his left hand, he, quick as a flash, as though trained by long practice, whipped out his right hand, the one which held the revolver, and before any one [sic] knew what was transpiring two shots rang out, one following the other after the briefest portion of a second.
“Drawn from telegraphic description.”

Title herein taken from caption.

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