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Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

They mourn their loss

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William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, and John Sherman are pictured as old women in mourning among gravestones labeled, "Here lies our dear McKinley Bill. Ruthlessly assassinated in the flower of its youth by the tariff reform bandits of the 53rd Congress," "Sacred to the memory of the Federal Election Law, annihilated by the guerrillas of the 53rd Congress. R.I.P.," and "Here lies the Sherman Silver Law. Cruelly done to death by G. Cleveland. We bear our loss with fortitude."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Law; Mourning customs; Cemeteries; Tariff; Silver question; Tombs; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900

Date: 1894-09-12

May the country be spared this pitiful sight!

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A group of Democrats, identified as "Hill, Murphy, Vest, Bland, Matthews, Morgan, Harris, Crisp, Tillman, Altgeld, Campbell, [and] Stevenson," stand near a bier labeled "Dem. Free Coinage Platform" on which lies the expired "Democratic Party" donkey. A ladder labeled "Chicago Convention" has been placed against the bier and the "Chicago Nominee," wearing the black shroud of a widow, climbs to the top. Tillman places more straw on the bier with a pitchfork, while Altgeld and Campbell use torches to ignite fuses to burn the donkey. Hill and Murphy console each other.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Political conventions; Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Mourning customs; Clothing and dress; Turbans; Fezzes; Democratic Party (U.S.); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Bland, Richard Parks, 1835-1899; Matthews, Claude, 1845-1898; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Harris, Isham G. (Isham Green), 1818-1897; Crisp, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1845-1896; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Campbell, James E. (James Edwin), 1843-1924; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914

Date: 1896-07-08

Newspaper article on the mourning of William McKinley in Louisville, Kentucky

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After William McKinley's death, Mayor Weaver ordered the flag at city hall to be lowered to half-mast, called upon the churches to hold memorial services, and requested a general suspension of business.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Presidents--Death; Mourning customs; Kentucky--Louisville; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-14?

In Memorium. Cornelius Roosevelt

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Brother Cornelius Roosevelt has passed away and Theta Xi members should wear the badge of mourning for fourteen days.

Resource Type: Announcement

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Mourning customs; Theta Xi Fraternity; Roosevelt, Cornelius, 1847-1902

Date: 1902-04-07

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Description:

A large elderly man labeled "Life Insurance" holds a cornucopia filled with documents labeled "For the Beneficiaries." Next to him sits a large dog with collar labeled "Supt. Insurance," and in front is a group of diminutive figures, a woman in mourning, an elderly man holding the hand of a young child, and a nurse holding an infant. In the background are a group of businessmen labeled "Corruption."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Big business; Clothing and dress; Corruption; Families; Grief; Insurance; Mourning customs

Date: 1905-10-04

Scenes of a flag at half-mast in Oyster Bay

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A view of what appears to be downtown Oyster Bay, New York, with what may be a municipal building and stone gazebo visible beside a flag, which is flying at half-mast. The ground is snow-covered. The occasion may be the mourning period following Theodore Roosevelt's death on January 6, 1919.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Flags; Mourning customs; Presidents--Death; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1919-01-06?

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