Postmarked September 25, 1912
address : 420 Grant St
South Wales, N.Y.
Dear friend – arrived home safe and sound. Do you know the face on this card. How are your pets getting along. Did you get wet going home Sunday from Aurora.
Eva M Welch
The 25th President of the United States William McKinley was shot and fatally wounded on September 6, 1901 inside the Temple of Music on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley was shaking hands with the public when he was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. The President died on September 14 from gangrene caused by the bullet wounds.
The country was shocked and mourned McKinley for years after the event. Buffalo, New York was McKinley’s home town and people visiting made pilgrimages to where he was shot and where he died. Souvenir postcards were sold where your own picture could be inserted.