campaign poster

Campaign Poster

 McKinley Campaign Poster 1896   

Campaign Memorabilia

A rare 1896 William McKinley campaign poster was recently donated to the McKinley Memorial Library by Carol Kutner, Linda Freedman, and Connie Kean in honor of their parents, Lenora and Simon Gordon of Hillsboro, Ohio.


The 8 by 10 foot poster has been hanging in Bell’s Opera House in Hillsboro, in Southwestern Ohio, since the 1896 presidential campaign. The full-color poster was produced by the Morgan Lithographic Company of Cleveland, well known for their award-winning color lithographic work, and one of the largest lithographic companies in the U.S. during the 1890s.


The poster, which now hangs in the Clayman Community Room of the McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, was officially unveiled for President’s Day, 2004.