James Buchanan's Inauguration

This is the earliest known 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. John Wood was the photographer for the Architect of the Capitol from 1856 to 1861.

Date:
March 04, 1857
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
15.111
Photographer:
John Wood
Height:
2248px
Width:
2477px
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