Rare 1885 Washington Monument Dedication Program And Ticket
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Rare 1885 Washington Monument Dedication Program And Ticket:
Rare Original Washington Monument Dedication collection from the estate of a former member of the U.S. House of Represenatives from Pennsylvania, who attended the event in 1885.
Individual items from the dedication are sometimes offered for sale, but rarely do you see a collection of items like this. Absolutely original, of course.
#1 - Eight page Order of Proceeding program from the decation that was held February 21, 1885 in Washington, D.C. It includes a list of those attending the procession, including the then President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, the Vice President , President-elect Grover Cleveland, Supreme Court Justices, Ex-President of the United States andmany more.
#2 - Numbered tickt to the Dediction ceremonies held on the Floor of the House of Represenatives, February 21, 1885, with engraving of George Washington and the printed signature of John Sherman who was the Chairman of the Commission. Only the second of these we have ever seen.
#3 A copy of a Washington D.C. Newspaper with graphic of the Washington Monument and stories of the event. The newspaper was rolled into the outer envelope and contained by a pink ribbon, likely never touched since 1885. However, we have not examined the newspaper by unraveling it since the edges are tattered and disintegrating
#4 - The outer envelope that contained each item that is printed "Department of the Interior Railroad Office Official Business". On the reverse the owner wrote "Washington Monument Dedication, Saturday Feb 21, 1885.
Truly an amazing historical collectibles for the George Washington collector or anyone who apprecaites american history.
Condition: Ticket: in very good condition with 2 thin bends. Program: Bright and clean, folded with small tear at edge fold on right. Newspaper: Tattered edges brittle to the touch. Envelope: worn and edge edge tears
Size: Variety of sizes
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