Manuscript/Mixed Material Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857.

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Title
Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857.
Contributor Names
Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 1816-1892 (Author)
Wood, John, photographer. (Author)
Created / Published
March 4, 1857 - March 6, 1857
Subject Headings
-  Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
-  Photograph
Genre
Photograph.
Notes
-  Forms part of Montgomery C. Meigs Papers; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006021
-  First photograph of an inauguration at the Capitol, which was still under construction in 1857. The stone yard in the foreground was covered with boards to provide a platform for the crowd. The life dates of the photographer, John Wood, are unknown, but he was the photographer for the Architect of the Capitol from 1856 to 1861. Mr. Wood then entered the war as a photographer of maps for McClellan. Another print of this image of Buchanan's inauguration in 1857 is in the photography collection of the Architect of the Capitol.
-  Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857.
-  Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).
Source Collection
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Repository
Manuscript Division
Online Format
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Chicago citation style:

Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, Wood, John, photographer. Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4. March 4, - March 6, 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2003/.

APA citation style:

Meigs, M. C., Wood, J., photographer. (1857) Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4. March 4, - March 6. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2003/.

MLA citation style:

Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, photographer by Wood, John. Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4. March 4, - March 6, 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pin2003/>.

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