Object ID 001961
Object Name 1961 Inaugural Ball ticket
Object Desc Black frame wtih burgundy matting and glass covering. Contains Inaugural sourvenir booklet and ticket for the 1961 Inaugural Ball.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002065
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location 3rd Floor Hallway South
Object Date 1961
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Democratic Party,U.S. President Inaugural Ball,Johnson, Lyndon B.,tickets,brochures,souvenirs,inaugurations,Mayflower Hotel,Kennedy, John F.,politicians,invitations,Presidents,
Title 1961 Inaugural Ball ticket
Description Framed ticket and sourvenir booklet for the 1961 Inaugural Ball for President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson. Frame is painted black. Glass covering. Burgundy colored matting around items. At left is print with red tone text at top edge is text "Inaugural Souvenir / January 20, 1961" Below is a photogarph at left of President Kennedy with biography to right and below is photograph of Vice President Johnson with biography at right. The second piece is a ticket for the ball. White thick paper. At top and bottom edges are two blue horizontal stripes with red stars between. At left is seal with image of US Capitol. At lower left corner is text "No. 14268". Text at right "The / Inaugural / Ball / Mayflower Hotel / friday Evenin, January 20, 1961 / Nine O'Clock / Washington, D.C. / Formal Dress" AT right is blue checkmark over text.
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Date APR 11,2014
Notes Frame, glass, matting and tape are not original or archival; needs attention. The paper on the left is very yellowed and discolored. At lower edge left and upper edge right there are pieces of cellophane tape which is yellowed. Small stains around edges. The ticket at right has blue check mark which is probably original from the event, but is smudged. Cellophane tape on edges. On frame, white scuff marks. On back, masking tape is brittle. On left edge and lower left corner the tape is loose from frame. At upper left quadrant there is a vertical cut in the cardboard.