Presidential Inaugural Mementos Photos

The inauguration of each American President is marked with ceremonies, balls, dinners and other events for which mementos and souvenirs are produced for those attending. This page shows photos of some of the historic documents and items created to mark these events going back to George Washington.

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Print of George Washington's inaugural ball at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Silver shoe buckle worn by President George Washington at his inauguration at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Buttons with initials GW made for George Washington's Presidential inauguration in private collection. CA.Washington's Inauguration at Independence Hall by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Print of George Washington's inaugural ball at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Silver shoe buckle worn by President George Washington at his inauguration at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Buttons with initials GW made for George Washington's Presidential inauguration in private collection. CA.Washington's Inauguration at Independence Hall (1793) by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Inaugural Ball program for William Henry Harrison in private collection. CA.Fan showing first 11 U.S. Presidents in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Zachary Taylor in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for James Buchanan in private collection. CA.
Inaugural Ball program for William Henry Harrison (1841) in private collection. CA.Fan showing first 11 U.S. Presidents (c1845) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Zachary Taylor (1849) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for James Buchanan (1857) in private collection. CA.
Inaugural Ball card for Abraham Lincoln in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Abraham Lincoln & VP Andrew Johnson in private collection. CA.Ulysses S. Grant presidential inaugural admission ticket at his NHS. St. Louis, MO.President Garfield's Inaugural speech at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Inaugural Ball card for Abraham Lincoln (1861) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Abraham Lincoln & VP Andrew Johnson (1865) in private collection. CA.Ulysses S. Grant presidential inaugural admission ticket (Mar. 4, 1873) at his NHS. St. Louis, MO.President Garfield's Inaugural speech (March 4, 1881) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Garfield & Arthur Inauguration Ball program at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Inauguration ribbon for Grover Cleveland in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball souvenir for Grover Cleveland in private collection. CA.Inauguration ribbon for Benjamin Harrison in private collection. CA.
Garfield & Arthur Inauguration Ball program (March 4, 1881) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Inauguration ribbon for Grover Cleveland (1885) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball souvenir for Grover Cleveland (1885) in private collection. CA.Inauguration ribbon for Benjamin Harrison (1889) in private collection. CA.
Inaugural official program for Benjamin Harrison in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Grover Cleveland in private collection. CA.Inaugural ticket for William McKinley in private collection. CA.Inaugural pendant showing William McKinley & wife Ida in private collection. CA.
Inaugural official program for Benjamin Harrison (1889) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball program for Grover Cleveland (1893) in private collection. CA.Inaugural ticket for William McKinley (1897) in private collection. CA.Inaugural pendant showing William McKinley & wife Ida (1897) in private collection. CA.
Inaugural medal of William McKinley in private collection. CA.Inauguration ribbon for William McKinley in private collection. CA.Official Programme of 1897 Inaugural Ceremonies at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Inaugural official program for William McKinley in private collection. CA.
Inaugural medal of William McKinley (1897) in private collection. CA.Inauguration ribbon for William McKinley (1897) in private collection. CA.Official Programme of 1897 Inaugural Ceremonies at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Inaugural official program for William McKinley (1897) in private collection. CA.
Inaugural Ball Supper Souvenir Menu for William McKinley in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball souvenir program at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Commemorative ribbon of 1897 inauguration presented to Mrs. McKinley by the Baltimore Republican Club at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Commemorative ribbon & metal of 1897 inauguration with profiles of McKinley & Hobart at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Inaugural Ball Supper Souvenir Menu for William McKinley (1897) in private collection. CA.Inaugural Ball (March 4, 1897) souvenir program at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Commemorative ribbon of 1897 inauguration presented to Mrs. McKinley by the Baltimore Republican Club at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Commemorative ribbon & metal of 1897 inauguration with profiles of McKinley & Hobart at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Inaugural Ball of March 1901 commemorative card at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Buttons & ribbons celebrating the second inauguration of William McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Theodore Roosevelt inauguration badge at his Birthplace. New York, NY.W.H. Taft Inauguration Ceremonies Official Program at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
Inaugural Ball of March 1901 commemorative card at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Buttons & ribbons celebrating the second inauguration of William McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Theodore Roosevelt inauguration badge (Mar. 4, 05) at his Birthplace. New York, NY.W.H. Taft Inauguration Ceremonies Official Program (March 4, 1909) at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
W.H. Taft Inauguration Ceremonies souvenir at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Inaugural medal of Woodrow Wilson in private collection. CA.Invitation to Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Ball at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Invitation to Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Ball at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.
W.H. Taft Inauguration Ceremonies souvenir (March 4, 1909) at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Inaugural medal of Woodrow Wilson (1913) in private collection. CA.Invitation to Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Ball (1913) at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Invitation to Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Ball (1913) at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.
Inauguration medal of Woodrow Wilson on Jefferson Club ribbon at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Inauguration of Woodrow Wilson program at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Herbert Hoover Inauguration gold medal at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.First inauguration photo of F.D. Roosevelt. Hyde Park, NY.
Inauguration medal of Woodrow Wilson on Jefferson Club ribbon at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Inauguration of Woodrow Wilson program (1913) at his Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Herbert Hoover Inauguration gold medal (March 9, 1929) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.First inauguration photo of F.D. Roosevelt. Hyde Park, NY.
Inaugural souvenir button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in private collection. CA.Truman inauguration button at Truman Museum. Independence, MO.Truman inauguration button at Truman Museum. Independence, MO.Kennedy inauguration badge in JFK Library. Boston, MA.
Inaugural souvenir button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933) in private collection. CA.Truman inauguration button (1949) at Truman Museum. Independence, MO.Truman inauguration button (1949) at Truman Museum. Independence, MO.Kennedy inauguration badge in JFK Library. Boston, MA.
Jimmy Carter inauguration poster in Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Atlanta, GA.Inaugural patch & button 1981 at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.1984 Inaugural buttons at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Ronald Reagan - George Bush campaign button & Inauguration tickets. Fremont, OH.
Jimmy Carter inauguration poster in Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Atlanta, GA.Inaugural patch & button 1981 at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.1984 Inaugural buttons at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Ronald Reagan - George Bush campaign button & Inauguration tickets (1981) (at Hayes Presidential Center). Fremont, OH.
President Bill Clinton's inauguration buttons in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.President Bill Clinton's inauguration buttons playing saxophone in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.

President Bill Clinton's inauguration buttons in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.President Bill Clinton's inauguration buttons playing saxophone in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.


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