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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) DEMPSEY & O'TOOLE, ENGRAVERS; AFTER BRUFF. Invitation to Lincoln's second National Inauguration Ball. Illustrated engraved broadside, 10 1/2x7 1/2 inches, on card stock; minor dampstaining on left edge, 1/2-inch crease in lower left corner. Washington, 4 March 1865
Illustrated with portraits of Lincoln and Johnson and a patriotic frame giving the dates of the nation's three major wars. The names of dozens of managers are listed, including outgoing Vice President Hamlin, Generals Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan, and Admirals Farragut and Porter. We suspect that in the last month of the war, General Grant did not weigh in with any strong opinions regarding the party decorations. The space for the invitation's recipient is here left blank.
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