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President McKinley and Admiral Dewey
1899
F.A. Messerschmidt
USA: Illinois; Naperville
Stereocard on paper
Gift of Michael T. Heitke
2013.036.43

Sepia-tone stereocard photograph of President McKinley and Admiral Dewey on raised platform, sides are decorated with American flags. Two buildings can be seen in the background. Text on left side reads "F.A. Messerschmidt, Gen'l Ag't and Manager. Naperville, Ills." On right side, text reads " Sold only by agents of the Universal Art Company." Bottom right beneath picture reads "President McKinley and Admiral Dewey "The Benediction by Cardinal Gibbons." Washington, D.C. - Copyrighted 1899 by William H. Rau." Back of card is mostly blank, in upper right corner in pencil is number 4 circled, and 10 00. Beneath, in ink, is the name "Barbara Hagr," the last portion is faded.