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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover, head-and-shoulders portrait
[Herbert Hoover, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right] / Underwood & Underwood,
Underwood & Underwood; [1928(?)].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1929


  • First Inaugural ceremony recorded by talking newsreel.
  • President and Mrs. Hoover, Vice President Curtis, members of the JCCIC, members of the PIC, cabinet members, Chief Justice and Mrs. Taft, Speaker and Mrs. Longworth, and the G.A.R. guard of honor returned to the White House for a private luncheon before the parade.











President Hoover's inauguration, March 4, 1929
[President Hoover's inauguration, March 4, 1929].
National Photo Company, copyright; March 4, 1929.
Prints and Photographs Division.
The inaugural charity ball, March 4, 1929
The inaugural charity ball.
March 4, 1929.
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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