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Historical Context



Document 1
Document 2
Illustration 1


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Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: Schematic Plan of the Patent Office Building.

[Drawing 1] Schematic Plan of the Patent Office Building with link to larger version of image.
(Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark, Lincolnís Inaugural Ball, p. 40, figure 24 © 2006 Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)

Questions for Drawing 1:

1. What is the sequence of construction for each wing of the Patent Office Building? Referring back to Reading 2, how many of the buildingís features mentioned in the reading can you find in this drawing? Label them on the drawing.

2. Based on what you have learned about Lincolnís inaugural ball in 1865, which wings of the building were used for this event? (Refer back to Reading 3, if necessary).

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