Presidential Inaugurations

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Abraham Lincoln
Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865

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Lincoln's second inaugural, March 4, 1865]. Architect of the Capitol. Reproduction number: LC-USA7-16837 (b&w film copy neg.).

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Marvin Kranz, historical specialist, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.


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Presidential Inaugurations