#FedFeed – Inaugurations on film

Welcome to the #FedFeed, a collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

Throughout the 20th century, film became increasingly important as a medium of communication, so it’s no surprise it became an important part of inaugurations. Here’s a look at the 1901 presidential inauguration, the first to be caught on camera, courtesy of the Library of Congress:

Later, in 1929, this inauguration was recorded on “talking newsreel”:

Meanwhile, at the National Archives’ Presidential Inauguration Page, you can check out video from most of the inaugurations going back to Warren Harding in 1921: