Sunday, February 7, 2010

Now Showing! President McKinley's Inauguration



This is the inauguration procession of the 25th President of the USA, William McKinley. This is the first sitting president to be filmed.

This clip was filmed on March 4, 1897 and follows the Procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

This clip, which is in the public domain, is from the Motion Picture Division of the U.S. National Archives and is made available by the good folks of the Internet Archive.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool clip!!
His presidential library and mausoleum/monument is in Canton, Ohio. Their Web site has even more info ... www.mckinleymuseum.org

Chuck Gallagher guinness0298@yahoo.com said...

Love this old stuff great work keep it going !

 
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