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Item 4051 - William Henry Harrison 'Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball' Invitation Catalog 562 (Feb 2020)

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Ornate invitation to the William Henry Harrison's Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball, headed, "Tippecanoe, March 4, 1841, Inauguration Ball," 4.5 x 7.25, requesting "the honor of Mrs. Mason Baker's Company at Carusi's Saloon, on Thursday Evening, 4th of March, 1841." The invitation features a raised floral border and handsome gilt text. Congressmen Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Millard Fillmore are among the listed managers of the event. Also listed is Major General Alexander Macomb who served under five presidents and died 113 days after the event. In very good to fine condition, with two horizontal folds and a few creases. This was one of three inaugural balls President Harrison attended on the day of his inauguration.

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