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This ticket is for a memorial service for President Abraham Lincoln at the Boston Music Hall. It is interesting to note that ticket holders must be in their seats at 2 3-4 o'clock. Today this would be written as 2:45. The Boston Music Hall was built in 1852 and housed the first concert organ in the country. The organ was ordered from a German builder in 1857 and was inaugurated on November 2, 1863. The final cost of this organ was $60,000, an enormous amount of money at the time. It is possible that this organ was played during the memorial service for the slain president.

 

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Ticket to the Memorial Service of Abraham Lincoln

publisher   Boston Music Hall
date   Nov 30, 1864
location   Boston, Massachusetts
width   4.75"
height   3.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Broadside
accession #   #L06.003


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See Also...

"The Constitutional Amendment" article from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

Lincoln and Hamlin Election Ticket

Excerpts from "Diary kept from Date of Father's Death- 1860" on President Lincoln

Lincoln Badge


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