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Grand Reception of the Notabilities of the Nation

Artist
Major & Knapp Lithography Company, active 1864 - c.1881
Sitter
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, 26 Jan 1826 - 14 Dec 1902
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, 13 Dec 1818 - 16 Jul 1882
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, 26 Jan 1826 - 14 Dec 1902
Millard Fillmore, 7 Jan 1800 - 8 Mar 1874
Andrew Johnson, 29 Dec 1808 - 31 Jul 1875
Salmon Portland Chase, 13 Jan 1808 - 7 May 1873
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893
Date
1865
Type
Print
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 44.8 x 55.7 cm (17 5/8 x 21 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.82.30
Exhibition Label
This scene depicts a grand reception at the White House on the evening of Lincoln’s second inauguration, March 4, 1865. Some five to six thousand people, including the public, attended and shook hands with the president. General Ulysses S. Grant, recognizable behind the woman shaking hands with Lincoln, was not actually in attendance.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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