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1889 Benjamin Harrison

1889 Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison’s inaugural marked the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s first inauguration.  Twelve thousand people attended inaugural balls in Washington, and the celebration in New York City–the site of George Washington's 1789 inauguration–lasted for weeks.

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Sketches in Washington before the Inauguration.

Washington, D.C.—Inauguration of Benjamin Harrison as President of the United States, March 4th—General View of the Eastern Portico of the Capitol during the Inauguration Ceremonies. / The President Taking the Oath of Office. / President Harrison Reviewing the Procession at the White House, after the Inauguration.

President Harrison Taking the Oath of Office.

The Inauguration of President Harrison—The Procession Returning from the Capitol.