Chamblee 54 carried this photo of President McKinley, the “last portrait” before his assassination the following day (there were other, later photos, but no later portraits). The picture was taken on the afternoon of September 5, 1901, in Buffalo, New York.
I am curious: Who are the other people in the photo, especially that tall guy?
To the left of the photo, the fellow peeking out from between the dignified-looking woman and the guy with the really droopy, white walrus moustache, is the president of the Buffalo Exposition, John Milburn.
Who is the woman? Who is the guy with the white moustache? Is there any chance the guy with the dark moustache to the right could be McKinley’s vice president, Theodore Roosevelt? (We should be able to figure out where Roosevelt was that day.) More likely, he’s George B. Cortelyou, later the first Secretary of Commerce and Labor.
People in the picture are: Left to right: Mrs. John Miller Horton, Chairwoman of the Entertainment Committee of the Woman’s Board of Managers; John G. Milburn; Senor Asperoz, the Mexican Ambassador; the President; George B. Courtelyou, the President’s secretary; Col. John H. Bingham of the Government Board.
More, including a larger version of the photo, below the fold.