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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: William McKinley

William McKinley, half-length portrait, facing slightly right
[William McKinley, half-length portrait, facing slightly right] / Parker,
Washington, D.C.

Charles Parker, photographer; 1900.
Prints and Photographs Division.

First Inauguration - March 4, 1897 | Second Inauguration - March 4, 1901

First Inauguration - March 4, 1897

Facts*

  • First Inaugural ceremony recorded by a motion picture camera.
  • First President to have a glass-enclosed reviewing stand for the Inaugural parade.
  • First Inauguration at which Congress hosted a luncheon for the President and Vice President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new President delivering his inaugural address March 4, 1897
The new President delivering his inaugural address [March 4, 1897].
J. C. Hemment, copyright; c1897.
Prints and Photographs Division.
President McKinley making his inaugural address [March 4, 1897]
President McKinley making his inaugural address [March 4, 1897].
Geo. (George) Prince, photographer and copyright; c1897.
Prints and Photographs Division.
President McKinley delivering his inaugural address, Washington, DC
President McKinley delivering his inaugural address, Washington, U.S.A.
J. F. (John F.) Jarvis, photographer and copyright; c1897.
Prints and Photographs Division.
McKinley inaugural supper table in Pension Building, Washington, D.C. [March 4, 1897]
McKinley inaugural supper table in Pension Building, Washington, D.C. [March 4, 1897].
Geo. (George) Prince, photographer and copyright; c1897.
Prints and Photographs Division.

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Second Inauguration - March 4, 1901

Facts*

  • First time the U.S. House joined with the U.S. Senate, creating the JCCIC, to make Inaugural arrangements.
Inauguration of Pres. McKinley
[March 4, 1901]
Inauguration of Pres. McKinley.
[March 4, 1901].
Prints and Photographs Division.
McKinley's second inauguration 
March 4 1901
McKinley's second inauguration.
March 4 1901.
Prints and Photographs 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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