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1877 Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 Rutherford B. Hayes

Because March 4th fell on a Sunday in 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes took the oath of office in a private ceremony at the White House on Saturday, March 3rd. His public ceremony on March 5th was followed by a dazzling parade and a torchlight procession.

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President Grant and His Cabinet at the Capitol, Midnight, March 3.

Washington, D.C.—The New National Administration—The Inauguration of President Rutherford B. Hayes, March 5th, 1877—The Ceremony on the East Portico of the Capitol, with Bird's-Eye View of Washington City.

Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration of President Hayes—Scenes and Incidents of the Ceremonies of March 5th.

Washington, D.C.—The New Administration—President Pro Tem. Ferry Administering the Oath of Office to Vice-President Wheeler in the Senate Chamber, March 5th.

The Inauguration—Vice-President Wheeler Taking the Oath of Office in the Senate Chamber.

Our New President—General View of the Inauguration Ceremonies.

Our New President—Vice-President Wheeler Taking the Oath in the Senate-Chamber.

Our New President—Taking the Oath.

Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration of President Hayes—Mrs. Grant Entertaining President and Mrs. Hayes and Party at Lunch, in the White House, after the Inauguration, on March 5th.

Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration of President Hayes—The Torchlight Procession, on the Evening of March 5th, Marching up Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House.

Washington, D.C.—The Inauguration of President Hayes, March 5th—The Ovation in the Evening at the White House.

Our New President—Pennsylvania Avenue at Night, March 5.