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    Abraham Lincoln: 1861 Inaugural Ball Invitation. Given the secession crisis, it was decided to rename the 1861 inauguration ball. It was now known as the "Union Ball". A "Union Ball March", dedicated to Mary Todd Lincoln, was composed especially for the occasion. Invitations to the Union Ball are decidedly rare. This 10" x 9" example was given to Miss Moore, an attendee at the ball. The managers include Stephen A. Douglas and various members of Lincoln's Cabinet, or soon-to-be members (Seward, Stanton, Cameron and Blair). It is evenly toned with some minor chipping at the extreme edges.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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