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Grand Reception of the Notabilities of the Nation at the White House 1865

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Date made: 1865
Maker: Sarony, Major, & Knapp
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 14 7/8 x 20 1/4 in.; 37.7825 x 51.435 cm
ID number: DL*60.2587
Negative number: 2003-24445


Black and white print; indoor scene of ornate ballroom in the White House, filled with prominent guests including President and Mrs. Lincoln, General and Mrs. Grant, and others. The reception was given on the evening of March 4, 1865 from 8-11, and supposedly over six thousand people, public as well as the famous, came to celebrate the second inaugural.