William McKinley, at the Republican National Convention, wears a royal robe and places a crown labeled "Nomination" and listing the states "Mass., Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Cal. [and] Va." on his head. Charles H. Grosvenor and Mark A. Hanna are near him as high priests, and Herman H. Kohlsaat is a court page holding his robe. Paying their respects, on the right, are Thomas C. Platt, William B. Allison, Matthew S. Quay, Thomas B. Reed, Shelby M. Cullom, and Levi P. Morton. A small portion of the convention hall is visible in the background.
Presidents--Election; Political conventions; Crowns; Coronations; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920