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Historical Photos Of Inaugurations Past

Barack Obama is the 44th person to ever serve as President of the United States. On Jan. 21, 2012, he will be officially sworn in for his second term. Here are more historical photos from inaugurations past.

by Anonymousreply 1901/20/2013

Cool. Thanks.

Why did Roosevelt change the Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 21?

Anybody know?

by Anonymousreply 101/18/2013

The Inauguration was moved to January 20 by the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

by Anonymousreply 201/18/2013

R1 I think they moved it because thanks to advances in transportation, it didn't take as long to get a new cabinet and new administration in place as it did in years past.

by Anonymousreply 301/18/2013

Mistah, we could use a man like Hoibert Hoovah again!

by Anonymousreply 401/18/2013

What happens if January 20 falls on a Sunday?

What did they do when March the 4th was a Sunday?

by Anonymousreply 501/18/2013

Silly question, but some of these older pictures before the advent of microphones... how would the crowd hear any of it?

by Anonymousreply 601/18/2013

[quote]What happens if January 20 falls on a Sunday?

The President gets inaugurated on January 20 when January 20 falls on a Sunday, just like when January 20 falls on a Thursday, they inaugurate on January 20.

For some odd reason, though, they bump the public celebration to Monday.

by Anonymousreply 701/18/2013

Garrett Morris stood to the side and yelled to the crowd with a megaphone.

by Anonymousreply 801/18/2013

R6 It was not uncommon for them to position people in the crowd who would holler back what they heard the speaker saying. It was like a massive game of Telephone. I imagine some people at the very back of the crowd in Gettysburg thought Lincoln said, "Four doors and seven ears to go..."

by Anonymousreply 901/18/2013

Thanks for including that glamour shot of Sally just in time for the Oscar vote!

by Anonymousreply 1001/18/2013

Roosevelt inaugurated as US president for third term - British Pathé video

by Anonymousreply 1101/18/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 1201/18/2013

Lovely, OP. Thanks.

Too bad Warren's arm blocked a shot of Florence's face at his inauguration. The old battle axe must have been in her glory that day.

by Anonymousreply 1301/19/2013

Technically he's the 43rd.

by Anonymousreply 1401/19/2013

Very cool.

Here is the site for the Smithsonian's exhibit of First Lady gowns.

by Anonymousreply 1501/19/2013

F&F

by Anonymousreply 1701/19/2013

You can't talk inauguration without letting Mamie take a twirl.

by Anonymousreply 1801/20/2013

Or, as Rose would call her, MAMMY Eisenhower.

by Anonymousreply 1901/20/2013
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