Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball: Admit One Gentleman and Two Ladies

Inauguration ball, Monday evening, March 6, 1865. Admit one gentleman and two ladies.

What’s up with this invite? Is Abe trying to tip the balance in the favor of his male advisors? Bizarre … two to one ratio?

Inauguration ball, Monday evening, March 6, 1865. Admit one gentleman and two ladies.

Inauguration ball, Monday evening, March 6, 1865. Admit one gentleman and two ladies.

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