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1873 Ulysses S. Grant

Grant’s second inaugural ball was a disaster. It was held in a temporary structure on a bitterly cold evening. Guests danced with their coats on, food and drink froze solid, and musicians were barely able to play their frigid instruments.

 
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The Inauguration Ball—Arrival of the President's Party.
The Inauguration Ball—Arrival of the President's Party.
[Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration]
[Washington, D.C.-- The Inauguration]
 
Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration—Scene in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol—Swearing in the Vice-President.
washington, d. c. -- the inauguration -- scene in the senate chamber at the capitol -- swearing in the vice-president.
 
The Inauguration. Washington, D.C.—The Grand Procession Wheeling into the Grounds of the Capitol and Marching Past the President and Cabinet—The West Point Cadets Passing the Portico.
The Inauguration. / washington, d. c.—the grand procession wheeling into the grounds of the capitol and marching past the president and cabinet—the west point cadets passing the portico.
 
The Second Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1873.
The Second Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1873.
 
The Second Inauguration of General Grant as President of the United States at Washington
The Second Inauguration of General Grant as President of the United States at Washington
 
The Inauguration Ball—Arrival of the President's Party.
The Inauguration Ball—Arrival of the President
 
Washington D.C.—The Great Inauguration Ball on Tuesday Evening, the 4th of March, in the Temporary Building in Judiciary Square.
WASHINGTON D. C. -- THE GREAT INAUGURATION BALL ON TUESDAY EVENING, THE 4th OF MARCH, IN THE TEMPORARY BUILDING IN JUDICIARY SQUARE.
 
Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration—Scene in the Supper Room—The Old Guard at the Ball.
washington, d. c. -- the inauguration -- scene in the supper room -- the old guard at the ball.
 
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