Partying with the Presidents Podcast: Inauguration Day, March 4, 1897
President McKinley delivers his inauguration speech as a seated President Cleveland listens, March 4, 1897. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.The 1897 inauguration of President William McKinley was the first to be captured by moving pictures, but the Frick Family and other prominent Pittsburghers journeyed by luxury rail to partake in the festivities themselves. Clayton Docent Sue Morris recounts the spectacle with archival writings and recordings in this conclusion to her Partying with the Presidents blog series. Listen below!
Top: President McKinley delivers his inaugarution speech to a crowd, March 4, 1897. The East Gallery, where the Fricks were likely seated with other VIPs, is in view at left. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.