Levee and the $5 dollar bill

I always thought a LEVEE was just an embankment designed to hold back rising flood waters.  It is, but it is also a public reception– such as a presidential LEVEE  at the White House.

According to THE CIVIL WAR DAY BY DAY: AN ALMANAC 1861-1865 by E.B. Long…

It was on February 9, 1864 prior to attending one of the biggest Levees of the season that President Lincoln stopped to pose for some photographs and one of the images is the one we see today on the $5 dollar bill.

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