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    Abraham Lincoln: 1865 Inauguration Ticket. 3.625" x 2.25". An extraordinarily rare ticket to the inauguration ceremonies in Washington, March 4, 1865. Precious few examples of this scarce ticket are known to exist, most of those blank, with this example being only the third to surface signed "Geo. T. Brown", the sergeant-at-arms. This specimen is simply engrossed to admit "one", though in one of our past auctions we sold an example embossed to admit an entire family. This example is slightly toned with some trivial foxing on the verso, otherwise it is in fine condition. A wonderful period card which one might imagine allowed a fortunate soul to hear Lincoln deliver his Second Inaugural Address, a speech of reconciliation setting the stage for the Reconstruction he did not live to orchestrate.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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