Curated Collection

Presidential Inaugurations in the United States


On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. As the inauguration approaches, take a look back at these historic ceremonies from the 1890s through present day. Browse editorial stock footage of President William McKinley’s 1897 inauguration - one of the earliest films ever made - and inaugurations from the beginning of the 20th century including presidents William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. Next, explore footage of presidents from the second half of the 20th century, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Lastly, don’t miss footage of presidents from the 21st century, - George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.