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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: James Buchanan

James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right
[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right].
[Between 1850? and 1870?].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1857

Facts*

  • First Inauguration known to have been photographed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, February 17, 1857
Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, February 17, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
February 17, 1857.
Montgomery C. Meigs papers, 1799-1971.
Manuscript Division.

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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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