Broadside for Garfield Inaugural Ball in U.S. National Museum

ID: 72-11115

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1881

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 10

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Broadside for "The Grand Fete to Garfield and Arthur at the National Museum Building." The March 4, 1881, inaugural ball of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur was held in the National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building, the first event held in the new museum building. Two images are on the broadside, one of a plat of the building and grounds, the other an image of the exterior of the building.


  • Arthur, Chester Alan 1829-1886
  • Garfield, James A (James Abram) 1831-1881
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States President (1881 : Garfield)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 10

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  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Inaugurations
  • Openings
  • Inaugural Balls
  • Museum openings
  • Garfield Inaugural Ball
  • Presidents
  • Drawings
  • Architectural drawing
  • Event


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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Engraving

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