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    Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford Hayes: Pair of Elusive Inauguration Tickets. Tickets continue to be a popular collectible and these two examples are absent from most collections. Each measures approximately 3" x 4.75". The first is a pass to the Reporter's Gallery of the U. S. Senate for the March 4th 1869 Inauguration of U. S. Grant. It has two faint vertical creases of no particular consequence. The second pass is for the inauguration of Rutherford Hayes. This, too, was intended to provide access to the Reporter's Gallery, as indicated on the verso. Tickets for the Hayes inauguration are particularly hard to source, as the result of the election was not made official until two days before the traditional swearing-in date. We have only seen one other Hayes ticket which was for invited guests. This is the only reporter's pass we have encountered. Est. $700-$900

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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