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The stereograph contains a black and white image of President McKinley and an unidentified man with their backs to the photographer. A sword is being presented to Admiral Dewey (forward-facing), an Admiral of the Navy during the battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Admiral Dewey is also known for his role during the capture of New Orleans and the siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War. The image is on a peach-colored paper card mount.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1899


3 1/2 X 7 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card mount


recto, vertical left: J.F. Jarvis, Publisher, / Washington, D.C. recto, vertical right: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood / New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas. recto, at bottom: Admiral Dewey receiving the Nation's Sword from President McKinley at the U.S. Capitol. / Copyright 1899 by J. F. Jarvis.


Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Presidents; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Rites and ceremonies; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Admiral Dewey Receiving the Nation's Sword from President McKinley at the U.S. Capitol.



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