100 Years of U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

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On March 4, 1913, Woodrow Wilson took the oath of office. Nearly 100 years later, Barack Obama will take that same oath.

The U.S. presidential inauguration looks a tad different than it did a century ago. In 1913, women still did not have the right to vote and Wilson rode to the Capitol in a horse-drawn carriage. And don't expect to see President Obama wearing a silk top hat like Wilson either.

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Thanks to the digital archiving of government images, zipping through 100 years of presidential history doesn't even require a trip to the library. We've compiled the most memorable photographs and videos taken at presidential inaugurations since 1913 for a scrollable history lesson.

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If you like your history well-aged, then there's also a special gallery at the bottom featuring images from inaugurations that occurred before 1913 -- including those of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant.

Woodrow Wilson, March 4, 1913

"President-elect Wilson and President Taft, standing side by side, laughing, at White House prior to Wilson's inauguration ceremonies" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Woodrow Wilson, March 5, 1917

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"Telegram from Evangeline Booth, Commander of the Salvation Army" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Warren G. Harding, March 4, 1921

"Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Philander Knox and Joseph Cannon, in convertible" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Calvin Coolidge, March 4, 1925

"President Coolidge, Mrs. Coolidge and Senator Curtis on the way to the Capitol" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Herbert Hoover, March 4, 1929

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

Inaugural Program, Inauguration. Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the United States. John N. Garner Vice President of the United States. Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 20, 1937

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"Ticket for the 1937 inauguration, the first to take place on January 20th." Image courtesy of FDR Library

"Eleanor Roosevelt poses in her inaugural gown at the White House." Image courtesy of FDR Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 20, 1941

"Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt riding in an open car, returning to the White House from FDR's third inauguration." Image courtesy of FDR Library

Excerpt from home movie of FDR driving and walking with assistance to take the Oath of Office on January 20, 1941.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 20, 1945

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"Crowd stands in snow for inauguration" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Harry S. Truman, January 20, 1949

"Truman and Barkley during Inaugural parade." Image courtesy of Truman Library

Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 20, 1953

"Ike responds to cheers of crowd." Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"With smiles and a wave, President Harry Truman and his successor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, leave White House in an open car on way to Capitol for inauguration ceremonies." Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 21, 1957

"President Eisenhower waves to the crowd" Image courtesy of Eisenhower Library

"Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon watching inaugural parade with Anne & David Eisenhower and Julie & Tricia Nixon" Image courtesy of Eisenhower Library

"Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower attend the Inaugural Ball with John and Barbara Eisenhower" Image courtesy of Eisenhower Library

John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

Image courtesy of National Archives

"President-elect John F. Kennedy shakes hands with Father Richard J. Casey, the Pastor, after attending Mass at Holy Trinity Church ... prior to inauguration ceremonies." Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Lyndon B. Johnson, January 20, 1965

"President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Luci Baines Johnson preparing for Inauguration ceremonies." Image courtesy of LBJ Library

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"Secret service agents try to hold back the crowds that surge forward to watch President Johnson dance with the First Lady at the inaugural ball at the National Guard Armory" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Richard M. Nixon, January 20, 1969

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

"President and Mrs. Nixon waving to the crowd from the Presidential limousine in the inaugural motorcade" Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Richard M. Nixon, January 20, 1973

Image courtesy of White House

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Jimmy Carter, January 20, 1977

Image courtesy of Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Ronald Reagan, January 21, 1985

Image courtesy of Reagan Library

"1985 Inaugural Ball: President and Mrs. Reagan in National Air and Space Museum" Image courtesy of Smithsonian

George H. W. Bush, January 20, 1989

Image courtesy of Smithsonian

"1989 Presidential Inaugration, George H. W. Bush, Opening Ceremonies, at Lincoln Memorial" Image courtesy of Smithsonian

Bill Clinton, January 20, 1993

"While the Clintons and Gores watch, Chelsea Clinton rings a replica of the Liberty Bell during festivities kicking off the Clinton/Gore 1993 Inaugural events." Image courtesy of Smithsonian

"George Bush and Bill Clinton shake hands just after the inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol." Image courtesy of Smithsonian

Image courtesy of Smithsonian

Bill Clinton, January 20, 1997

Image courtesy of Smithsonian

Image courtesy of Smithsonian

George W. Bush, January 20, 2001

Image courtesy of White House

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

George W. Bush, January 20, 2005

Image courtesy of White House

Image courtesy of White House

Image courtesy of White House

Barack Obama, January 20, 2009

Image courtesy of Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force

"President Barack Obama is given the Oath of Office for a second time by Chief Justice John G. Roberts" Image courtesy of Pete Souza/White House

"President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share a private moment in a freight elevator at an Inaugural Ball" Image courtesy of Pete Souza/White House

"President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ride in a golf cart at an Inaugural Ball" Image courtesy of Pete Souza/White House

BONUS: Pre-1913 Presidential Inaugurations

Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861

Image courtesy of Library of Congress

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