Lincoln's Inaugural Ball Illustration

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June 13, 2016
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Lincoln's Inaugural Ball inside the Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Smithsonian

"Lincoln's inaugural ball," March 6, 1865, a depicted event that took place inside the Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C., which later became the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, housing the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Illustration from "Illustrated London News," April 8, 1865.