McKinley Speech at Pan-American Exposition

McKinley Speech at Pan-American Exposition
Clip: 493574_1_1
Year Shot: 1901 (Actual Year)
Audio: No
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1151
Original Film: H8589
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Timecode: 00:39:25 - 00:40:44

President William F. McKinley makes his last public speech at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, where he would soon be shot. Pres and Mrs McKinley walk across the platform which has masses of patriotic decoration - flags, bunting, ribbons etc.- - and take seats in 1st row of chairs for VIPs on the platform. John G. Milburn, President of the Pan-American Exposition, introduces the incumbent president of the United States. Much applause, cheering, and hat waving by spectators as McKinley begins his speech. (In it he talked of trade and commerce, the merchant marine, necessity of building the Panama Canal. Of course this film is silent, but FOR TEXT OF SPEECH SEE NOTE.)