Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Photos of Barack Obama's Inauguration

Photos of President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremonies. Also photos of the inauguration ceremonies of Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and Bush.

Michelle Obama holds the Bible for her husband - the same Bible that President Lincoln used when he took the sacred oath. Their two daughters, Malia and Shasha, look on as Daddy becomes President of the United States of America.

Bidding the Bush's farewell after the swearing in ceremony.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance the evening away at the Inaugural Balls. Michelle donned a Jason Wu gown.

Joe and Jill Biden at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
See more photos of yesterday's ceremony at The Huffington Post.

(A.P. File photos follow)
President Clinton and first lady Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. pose with President-elect Bush and his wife Laura on the North Portico of the White House before leaving for Capitol Hill, Jan. 20, 2001.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

George W. Bush takes the oath of office from Chief Justice William Rehnquist to become the 43rd president Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington. Wife Laura Bush holds the Bible and daughter Jenna watches.
(AP Photo/Doug Mills)

With Secret Service agents accompanying them, President Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inaugural Parade in Washington in this Jan. 20, 2001 file photo.
(AP Photo/Doug Mills)

President Bush takes the oath of office from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, with first lady Laura Bush and his daughters Barbara and Jenna at his side, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2005. In background are Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, left, and Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

President Clinton is sworn in for his second term, Jan. 20, 1997 in Washington, by Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist as his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea look on. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton and daughter Chelsea wave as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue Jan. 20, 1997, to start the presidential inaugural parade. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

William Jefferson Clinton, with his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea at his side, takes the oath of office as 42nd president of the United States from Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the west steps of the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 1993.
(AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

President Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton wave to the crowd as they walk down 15th Street in Washington, January 20, 1993, during the presidential inaugural parade. (AP Photo)

President George Bush raises his right hand as he is sworn into office as the 41st president of the United States by Chief Justice William Rehnquist outside the west front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 1989. First lady Barbara Bush holds the bible for her husband. Former President Reagan is in the background.
(AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

In this Jan. 21, 1985 file photo, first Lady Nancy Reagan watches as President Ronald Reagan is sworn in during ceremonies in the Rotunda beneath the Capitol Dome in Washington. Reagan, forced indoors by a record inaugural freeze, reenacted his oath taking and sounded a second term dedication to his conservative principles.
(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Nancy Reagan proudly watches as her husband Ronald Reagan takes the oath of office at the Capitol on January 20, 1981.
(AP Photo)

President Richard M. Nixon delivers his inaugural address, January 20, 1973, saying the world stands on the threshold of a new era of peace.
(AP Photo)

The motorcade bringing President Johnson to the Capitol for his inauguration moves along Pennsylvania Avenue, January 20, 1965. Police on motorcycles lead the way. Johnson is in a closed car at lower center with Secret Service agents on the bumper. Another car full of Secret Service men is close by.
(AP Photo)

In this Jan. 20, 1961 black-and-white file photo, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy walk outside the White House during inauguration ceremonies, just as the parade began. An 8-inch snowfall on the eve of John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961 left hundreds of cars marooned and thousands more abandoned. The president-elect had to cancel dinner plans and, in a struggle to keep other commitments, is reported to have had only 4 hours of sleep. An army of men worked all night to clear Pennsylvania Avenue, using flame-throwers. (AP Photo, File)

In this Jan. 20, 1961 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy, left, has a chuck under the chin for her husband, President John F. Kennedy, moments after he became president. This exclusive picture by AP photographer Henry Burroughs was taken in the rotunda of the Capitol just after Kennedy left the inaugural stand.
(AP Photo/Henry Burroughs, File)

IN this Jan. 20, 1961, file photo, President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office at the Capitol in Washington. Some of the inaugurations that loom large in history were seen quite differently at the time.
(AP Photo, File)

In this Jan. 20, 1953 black and white file photo, President Harry Truman, left, and his successor, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower, leave the White House in Washington in an open car for inauguration ceremonies. Sitting in the front is Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire.
(AP Photo)

A crowd gathers outside the U.S. Capitol to listen to Dwight D. Eisenhower's inauguration speech January 20, 1953 in Washington, D.C.
(National Archive/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

(Notice The Top Hat)President Harry S. Truman waves to the crowd during a parade after his inauguration speech on January 20, 1949 in Washington, D.C.
(National Archive/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

In this March 4, 1933 file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, center, Admiral William W. Pratt, left, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, right, watch the inaugural parade from the reviewing stand in front of the White House in Washington.

(Top Hats Again)
This March 4, 1933 photo provided by the New-York Historical Society courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York shows President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt going to his Inauguration with the outgoing President Herbert Hoover as they share a tense ride to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Source for former presidential inaugural photos: Yahoo

1 comment:

Gayle @ Mountainmoma said...

Wow! What an interesting look back.