US Presidential Inauguration is THE defining moment which separates our cultural eras:
JFK at the his Inaugural Ball and
giving his Inaugural speech . . .
Inauguration of Bush, 2005,
and of Lincoln, 1861 and Grant , above, and Grant's handwritten Inaugural speech,
above: Lincoln's First Inaugural address. . . and Coolidge Inaugural Parade, FDR's 1933 Inauguration speech, both at left; below: Washington's 1789 Presidential Inaugural button, and
Clinton's 1993 Inaugural button
and bottom: Inaugural ball
tickets and invitations (W Bush and Reagen).