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The hoaxer hoaxed

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Print shows New York Herald editor James Gordon Bennett, holding a shotgun and carrying a bag labeled "Game Bag for Sensations J.G. Bennett", standing next to a scarecrow labeled "$500.00 Herald Cheque" and "This is not the Original Hartman"; the scarecrow, armed with bombs, a knife and a handgun, looks like Leo Hartmann who was apparently involved in the 1879 assassination attempt of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Looking over a stone wall is Secretary of State James G. Blaine who stated in the press that he could not make a statement regarding the extradition of Hartmann prior to a request for such action by Russian authorities. In the background, on a mound of earth labeled "Russia", Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, is sitting on a large chair labeled "Chair of Alexander III", reading the "New York Herald"; an opening in the chair is labeled "The Real and Only Hartman Private Office" and shows a man who also looks like Leo Hartmann, waving. Caption: J.G.B. This has been a hard hunt for a sham Hartmann!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Assassination; Anarchists; Intervention (International law); Scarecrows; Hunting; Russia (Federation); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881

Date: 1881-09-07

Where Justice will have to look for jurors who have not formed an opinion in the Guiteau case

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Print shows Justice holding a large sword and carrying a lantern, with a cloth labeled "Justice" over her mouth, searching a cemetery, among tombstones labeled "Formed no opinion died 1660, Formed no opinion 1600, Haven't read papers 1776, [and] No opinion died 1670", for jurors who are uninformed of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. The images includes an insert showing a man hanging from a gibbet labeled "Verdict of 50,000,000 Illustrated".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Justice; Cemeteries; Criminals--Public opinion; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1881-10-26

Beyond control

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Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Altars; Peace; Prime ministers; Dogs; Assassination; Animal attacks; Ireland; Great Britain; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Dillon, John, 1851-1927; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-05-17

A tail they can't twist

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Print shows Samuel S. Cox, Abram S. Hewitt, and William E. Robinson (waving a paper that states "The demands of 20,000,000 Irish-Americans") pulling on the tail of the British Lion. The front paws of the lion rest on the body of a man with a handgun in one hand and a paper labeled "Assassin O'Donnell" in the other. A gibbet stands in the background. Patrick O'Donnell was executed by hanging in London on December 17, 1883, for the murder of James Carey. Caption: The little men and their little grip on the British Lion.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; Assassination; Gallows; Hanging; Public executions; Irish Americans; England--London; Great Britain; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Robinson, William E. (William Erigena), 1814-1892; O'Donnell, Patrick, 1835-1883

Date: 1883-12-19

Aroused!

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Marie-Francois-Sadi Carnot lies in state after being assassinated by an Italian anarchist. In the right foreground, a female figure holding a sword labeled "Law and Order" is stepping on a large snake labeled "Anarchism." A wreath resting against the sarcophagus is labeled "Sympathy and Respect of the Civilized World."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Assassination; Anarchism; Snakes; Justice; Carnot, Sadi, 1837-1894

Date: 1894-07-11

Too much like C├Žsar

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Benjamin Harrison appears as Caesar, standing in the foreground, wearing a Roman toga and a laurel wreath. Thomas B. Reed as Cassius and William McKinley as Brutus are standing in the background, wearing Roman togas, conversing. Reed holds a knife. Caption: Cassius Reed (to Brutus McKinley)--Upon what meat doth this our Benjamin feed, that he hath grown so great?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1895-06-19

Ansley Wilcox scrapbook, 1901

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Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings compiled by Ansley Wilcox, regarding the Pan-American Exposition, President William McKinley's assassination and Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration in his home in 1901.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; Death and burial of a person; Presidents--Inauguration; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

McKinley assassination and Jesuits

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American Baptist Flag suggests that a Jesuit was involved in the assassination of William McKinley.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Assassins; Crime--Religious aspects; Religion and politics; Jesuits; Catholic Church; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901

Date: 1901

Theodore Roosevelt at Canton Station

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President Roosevelt arrives with other mourners at Canton, Ohio. He leaves the station and gets into his carriage. The film then scans the crowd gathered to watch the arrival of individuals attending the funeral of William McKinley.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Burial; Death and burial of a person; Funeral service; Presidents--Assassination; Presidents--Death; Ohio--Canton; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901

Buffalo Evening News, Vol. XLII, No. 125, 5 O'Clock Edition, September 5, 1901

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Buffalo Evening News, Vol. XLII, No. 125, 5 O'Clock Edition, September 5, 1901, p. 1-12 (complete):

Page 1: Banner headline: President is Buffalo's Honored Guest - "President Makes Impressive Address" - Detailed description of McKinley's day at the Pan Am with subcategories: The Weather Perfect, The Seats of the Mighty, President Starts For the Exposition, Arrival at the Exposition, Review of Troops in the Stadium, President Sees Many Exhibits, Address of the President (text of McKinley's address), McKinley Chats About Buffalo, Deafening Din Welcomes Him, Arrival of the Diplomats (continued on pages 6 & 9) - "Notable Utterances in M'Kinley's Speech" - Selected quotes - "Luncheon in Honor of the President" - Detailed report of the luncheon given at the New York State building including menu and list of guests - "Today's Schedule at Exposition" - "Fireworks Tonight"

Page 3: - "What the President Will Do Today" - Minute-by-minute schedule for President McKinley for September 5

Page 4: - "Hotel Destroyed and Exposition in Darkness" - Fire at the Northwestern Hotel damages electrical cable to the Pan Am

Page 7: - "Vice-President Roosevelt Goes Through Buffalo" - Theodore Roosevelt passes through Buffalo on his way from Minneapolis to New York

Page 8: - "Have a Look, Good People, Have a Look." - Special events planned for Railroad Day

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Milburn, John G. (John George), 1851-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09-05

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