PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - COLLECTION 01/20/1953 - HFSID 258590
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER'S INAUGURATION Washington, January 20, 1953 Comprises: (1) Printed Invitation, 14p, 6½x10. In full: "The honor of your presence is requested at the
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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER'S INAUGURATION
Washington, January 20, 1953
Comprises: (1) Printed Invitation, 14p, 6½x10. In full: "The honor of your presence is requested at the ceremonies attending the Inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States January twentieth Nineteen hundred fifty-three". Inside the cover, unbound sheets include portraits of the new President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the new Vice President, Richard Nixon, each signed in facsimile. Front cover lightly creased. (2) Official Program of the Inaugural Ceremonies, 52p, 8½x11. Contents include portraits and biographical sketches of the President, Vice President and their families, a full program of inaugural events and photographs of past Presidents and the nation's capital. Dwight David Eisenhower took the oath of office on Tuesday, January 20, 1953. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Frederick Moore Vinson. Before delivering his inaugural address, the President offered a prayer. The two and a half hour inaugural parade was witnessed by an estimated one million, of whom 60,000 were in the grandstand in seats ranging in price from $3 to $15. About 22,000 service men and women and 5,000 civilians were in the parade. In addition to a governors' reception for 3,000 invited guests, there were two inaugural festivals, one at the Uline Arena for 11,000 persons, and one at the Capitol Theater for 3,500 persons. Tickets ranged in price from $3 to $12. Forty stars of stage, screen and TV participated. In the evening two inaugural balls were held, one at the National Guard Armory and the other at the gymnasium of McDonough Hall at Georgetown University. Fine condition. Two items.
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