Official Daily Program of the Pan-American Exposition, for President's Day, Sept. 5, 1901. 8vo, 16 pp. Published by Pan-American Program Co., Exposition Grounds. Cover pictures President William McKinley with verso map of fairgrounds. Includes "Full Program of President's McKinley's Movements Today" and "Music for President's Day" followed by, "Pain's Gorgeous Carnival of Fire", listing 54 fireworks displays, and Special Midway Attractions and Exhibits for the President's Day, including Acetylene Gas, Wireless Telegraph, and a Heliograph.
This is the official program for the day of McKinley's arrival at the Pan-Am Expo, on which he gave his final speech. His assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was in the large crowd listening to the speech, carrying a .32-caliber Iver Johnson revolver. Czolgosz contemplated shooting McKinley during the speech, but couldn't be sure of hitting his target, and followed the president around the fair afterwards, but was held back by police. His opportunity would come the next day at a public reception at the Temple of Music, when he shot McKinley in a receiving line, concealing the revolver under a handkerchief.
A rare item of McKinley assassination related ephemera.