McKinley Museum 800 McKinley Monument Drive, N.W Canton Ohio 44708
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
McKinley Museum, 1999.
SOS Assessment Award, 2000.
SOS Conservation Treatment Award, 2001.
SOS Conservation Notification Report, 2003.
Image on file.
(Incised on base, front:) WILLIAM McKINLEY/PRESIDENT/OF/THE UNITED STATES/A STATESMAN SINGULARLY GIFTED TO UNITE THE DISCORDANT FORCES OF GOVERNMENT AND MOULD THE DIVERSE PURPOSES OF MEN TOWARD PROGRESSIVE AND SALUTARY ACTION - A MAGISTRATE WHOSE POISE OF JUDGMENT WAS TESTED AND VINDICATED IN A SUCCESSION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCIES - GOOD CITIZEN - BRAVE SOLDIER - WISE EXECUTIVE - HELPER AND LEADER OF MEN - EXEMPLAR TO HIS PEOPLE OF THE VIRTUES THAT BUILD AND CONSERVE THE STATE, SOCIETY, AND THE HOME. (On base, reverse:) THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES AND MANY OTHERS IN FOREIGN LANDS.
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Full-length standing figure of William McKinley giving his last speech. He holds papers in his proper left hand; his proper right hand is in his pocket. He stands in front of a chair of state. Ivy carved around the base symbolizes the constancy of McKinley's character. The sculpture is installed on a granite base on a landing in a set of granite stairs that lead to McKinley's tomb.