1901 Photo Shows Soldiers’ Home in Mourning

Here’s a photograph of the former Scott Building (now the Sherman Building) at the Old Soldiers’ Home. What I really like about this isn’t so much the photo itself, as what is written on the back of the photo.

Scott Building

Below is the inscription on the back of the photo.

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A quick check of the date indicates that the flag was at half staff on September 15, 1901, due to the death of President William McKinley, following which Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as his successor.

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