U. S. Presidents – Six Shot – Four Killed!

Illustration:  Assassination of President McKinley.  THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY, Our Third Martyr President.  Alexander K. McClure and Charles Morris.  Illustrations by T. Dart Walker. Publisher  W. E. Scull. 1901.

“THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT MCKINLEY.”

“While holding a reception in the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, September 6, 1901.”

. . . a medium-sized man of ordinary appearance and plainly dressed in black, approached as if to greet the President. . . the man’s right hand was swathed in a bandage or handkerchief. He worked his way to the edge of the dais until he was within two feet of the President. President McKinley smiled, bowed and extended his hand in that spirit of geniality the American people so well know, then suddenly the sharp crack of a revolver rang out loud and clear above the hum of voices, the shuffling of feet and vibrating waves of applause that ever and anon swept here and there over the assemblage.

McKinley-Love-Of-Children

“PRESIDENT MCKINLEY’S LOVE FOR CHILDREN.”

“Giving his buttonhole carnation to a little girl at one of his receptions.”

 

THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY, Our Third Martyr President.

Alexander K. McClure and Charles Morris.

Illustrations by T. Dart Walker.

Published by W. E. Scull. 1901.

 

 

Kick the Duck!

Illustration from The Ugly Duckling.
“And the dairy-maid kicked him away with her foot.”
Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales. By William Woodburn. Illustrated by Gordon Robinson. W. & R. Chambers Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

“The other ducks still bit him, the hens pecked him, and the dairy-maid kicked him away with her foot.

At last he could bear it no longer, and flew away over the hedge. The little birds in the bushes cried out with fear. ‘Ah, it is because I am so ugly,’ thought the poor duckling, as he stole away.”

HOW LADY BUTTERFLY SPENT THE DAY – peeping at you!

Image:  How Lady Butterfly Spent the Day from Nursery Colored Picture Book ca 1870
HOW LADY BUTTERFLY SPENT THE DAY.
From: Nursery Colored Picture Book. McLoughlin Bros., New York. ca 1870.

“Pretty Lady Butterfly, where have you been?  Why, all the day long you have hardly been seen; the sunlight was charming – then where did you hide?  I’ve looked for your pretty wings both far and wide.”

“I’ve been, Lady Prettyface, peeping at you, from flowers in your garden, both red, white, and blue.  At last it was tiring, this game of bo-peep, so I crept in a blossom, and fell fast asleep.”

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