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Lincoln's Inaugural Ball - limited edition print
March 4, 1865

Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $520.00

Signature Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $650.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $690.00

Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $865.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00

Collector's Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $2,995.00

Collector's Canvas Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $3,495.00


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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Signature Edition 20" x 20"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 26” x 26”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 33” x 33”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 41” x 41”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2

At the mobbed reception and ball at the White House held on March 5, 1865, the day after the inauguration, Lincoln reportedly shook hands with four thousand well-wishers. Mary Lincoln's presence was conspicuous. She used the occasion to emerge from three years' mourning for Willie, who had died of typhoid fever at the age of eleven – the second Lincoln son to die tragically young.

Untold numbers shoved their way all through the presidential mansion. "The White House," wrote bodyguard William Crook, "looked as if a regiment of rebel troops had been quartered there – with permission to forage."

The physically exhausted Lincoln held up well throughout the grueling ordeal, beaming when noted black orator Frederick Douglass called his inaugural address "a sacred effort." Other guests felt concern: the president looked not only old, but feeble. Mrs. Lincoln also worried. "Poor Mr. Lincoln is looking so broken-hearted, so completely worn out," she told her dressmaker. "I fear he will not get through the next four years."


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