Reel

President McKinley Takes Oath of Office

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
493517_1_1
No
Washington, DC, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1901  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:12:18 - 00:13:04
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1151
H1794
N/A
"President McKinley taking the oath." This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. Shot from before ceremony, showing the patriotic decorations and seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. Closer view (still LS) of black draped balcony as Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers oath of office, holding a Bible. The film ends as the newly inaugurated president begins his speech.