The painting originally hung in Chapin and Gore's Saloon and Restaurant, old Chicago landmark, when it was located at 73-75 (now 20-22) West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Full length caricature of William McKinley, 1843-1901. He is standing, facing forward. He is wearing what appears to be an apron on the front of which are the words "McKINLEY BILL", checked ankle length trousers, orange socks and brown low cut shoes. His right hand holds his chin and the left hand a club which is tucked under his arm. The club has the word "PROTECION" on it.
William McKinley, who would be inaugurated as president of the United States in 1897, was the architect of an internationally notorious tariff known as the McKinley Bill. Wust painted this caricature a few years prior to McKinley's assassination by an anarchist gunman in 1901.