Tuesday, December 23, 2008

NOSTALGIA: US INAUGURAL HISTORY IN PICTURES

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,
at right; 

 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).

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