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The stereograph contains a black and white image of President McKinley seated at his desk in the White House. On his desk, a large stack of envelopes are tied together. According to the stereograph's additional documentary information, this is the first stereograph to be taken of any President in the White House. The image is adhered to a gray-colored paper card mount, and the card's reverse contains documentary information and the title in six other languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Russian).


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1898


3 9/16 X 7 1/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card mount


recto, vertical left: Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. / New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas. recto, vertical right: Works and Studios / Arlington, N.J. Littleton, N.H. Washington, D.C. recto, at bottom right: (1) President McKinley at his desk in the White House, Washington, / U.S.A Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman.


McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Oval Office (White House, Washington, D.C.); Presidents--United States

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Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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President McKinley at his Desk in the White House, Washington, U.S.A.



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