These Images Show How Presidential Inauguration Crowds Have Changed Throughout History
Photographs of US presidents are important historical documents and people love a good presidential snapshot, to boot. Whether the images are from their weddings, their funerals, or the day they were elected POTUS, they're always rather sensational.
Presidential inauguration images are as old as the United States presidency itself. Beginning with a portrait of George Washington swearing in, the tradition has continued through portraiture and into photography, allowing a moment in history to be captured for the American people forever.
Enjoy these depictions of US presidential inaugurations.
- Photo: Ramon de Elorriaga / Wikimedia Commons
- Photo: Robert Cruickshank / Wikimedia Commons
- Photo: Charles Fenderich / Library of Congress
- Photo: Illustrated London Press / Wikimedia Commons
- Photo: William Croome / Library of Congress
- Photo: Unknown / Library of Congress