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    Lincoln & Johnson: Inauguration Ball Invitation. 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" engraved invitation on coated card stock with matte finish for the "National Inauguration Ball. March 4th 1865." It features jugate portraits of Lincoln & Johnson and various inscriptions and symbols related to the nation's military struggles. It is the best designed of all such invitations. Most examples are not inscribed with the name of the invitee. We suspect the reason for this is that the date on the invitation is incorrect. The ball normally would have been held on the evening of Saturday the 4th, but was postponed for weather reasons and did not take place until Monday the 6th. Great condition save for a minor chip to the lower right corner, of no consequence.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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