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A ball at Willard's

A ball at Willard's

Date of Work
1859
Medium
engraving
Credit
Library of Congress

A ball at Willard's

A lavish ball attended by 1,800 guests in honor of British minister Lord Napier bought prestige to Willard’s Hotel in 1859. Its success was followed by the visit of a seventy-seven member Japanese delegation.

The Napier Ball at Willard's Hotel, Washington City, on February 17, 1859 / E. Hooper, del. Illustration in: Harper's weekly, v. III, no. 114 (1859 March 5), p. 152.

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