President Taft’s inauguration (1909)

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William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the 27th President of the United States, and inaugurated in March 1909. Here are some pictures from that snowy day, when he took over the reins from Teddy Roosevelt.

Taft’s Presidental inauguration

Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol on March 4, 1909:

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Taft on inaugural platform, after inauguration in Senate chamber:

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Side view of Taft on balustrade in snow, with top hat in hand, gesturing to crowd before him on grounds of east front of Capitol, with photographers at left:

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William Howard Taft, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left; in car with his wife on Inauguration Day:

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President and Mrs Taft leaving the Capitol in a carriage to head the parade to the White House — Taft tipping his top hat with a crowd in the background:

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