Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies held for Ronald Reagan on 20th January 1981in Washington DC. The Presidential motorcade leaves the U.S. Capitol grounds and proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan wave at the crowd. The Inaugural Parade is seen, along with people on the sidewalks. The Capitol can be seen in background. The White House lawn. South facade of the White House. The President and his wife arrive at the White House reviewing stand. The Parade moves past the reviewing stand. The President waves to the marching bands. Floats move past the reviewing stand. Balloons in sky. Men on horseback move past reviewing stand.
Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies for Ronald Reagan on 20th January 1981 in Washington DC. North Portico of the White House. Dignitaries leave for the United States Capitol where ceremonies are to be held. President Jimmy Carter and the President elect Ronald Reagan followed by other officials walk down steps of the White House. All of them get into cars. West Face of the Capitol. Officials get off the cars. Ronald Reagan and officials are greeted by Senate Sergeant at Arms Howard S. Liebengood and House Sergeant at Arms Benjamin J. Guthrie. On the other side of the Capitol official guests are being seated. Cameramen and newsmen record the event. Mrs. George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Walter Mondale arrive. Spouses of members of Joint Inaugural Committee-- Mrs. Howard Baker, Mrs. Robert C. Byrd, Mrs. Robert Michael and others arrive. First Lady and future First Lady are escorted to their places by Mrs. Mark Hatfield and others. President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale are escorted by members of the Inaugural Committee. The Vice President elect George H. W. Bush is escorted by Representative Robert Michael and Senator Howard Baker. Senate and House Sergeant at Arms arrive. Drums and bugles are played by a band. The President elect Ronald Reagan arrives and is escorted by Executive Director of Inaugural Committee. The crowd applauds.
Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies for Ronald Reagan in the United States. West face of the United States Capitol. North Portico of the White House. Ceremony at the White House for participants. Shows Vice President Walter Mondale, his wife, Vice President elect George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, arriving at the White House. Senator Howard Baker and Representative Robert Michael including members of Joint Congressional Committee arrive to attend the Inaugural Ceremony. President Jimmy Carter, and his wife, Rosalyn Carter, President elect Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan, are accompanied to the White House by Senator Mark Hatfield and Chairman of the Inaugural Committee. Guests arriving on Presidential platform in the Capitol include Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General David Jones, General Omar Bradley, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller and the families of the President, the President elect, the Vice President and the Vice President elect. The procession of official guests begins with House of the Representatives led by Dean of the House Jamie Whitten. Nation's Governors begin to enter the Inaugural site. Senator Strom Thurmond and procession of Senators enter.
The White House past and the present. Aerial view of The White House in Washington DC in the late 1950s. Scene with 1950s cars parked and moving in parking areas and roads in front of the White House. Visitors walking on the White House grounds near the North Portico. View of a Birch tree planted by wife of President Calvin Coolidge and Magnolia trees by President Andrew Jackson. View of the south portico entrance and the north entrance of the White House. Plans and sketches of of The White House. Portraits of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith. Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Plan of the east and the west wing of The White House. Illustration of British attack on The White House. Portraits of President James Madison and his wife Alley. Portrait of President George Washington. Portrait of President James Monroe. Picture of President Abraham Lincoln. Footage of President Lincoln's study room, and his bedroom with its custom bed over 8 feet in length. Sketch of President Benjamin Harrison taking oath. Still images of ornate furnishings in the White House during Harrison's tenure. Still images of more simplified furnishings in the White House under Theodore Roosevelt. Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt with sons. Aerial view of the new west wing area enlarged for White House office use. Still photo of Theodore Roosevelt writing. Footage of President Woodrow Wilson signing a bill at his desk, with a crowd of officials standing by. Footage of United States Military officers and French General Ferdinand Foch and other French military officers entering the White House to meet with President Harding on October 29, 1921. (Foch was touring the U.S. and being officially thanked for his leadership in World War I.)
The White House in Washington DC. Exteriors of the White House. People stand near a fence and look inside. Women walk on a sidewalk. People walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. People enter the White House. Children walk on a sidewalk towards the White House. A child in a pram. Cars parked outside the White House. Entrance door of the White House. Stairs in the White House.
Welcome preparations for King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC. A man puts up flags of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Two men paste posters of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and King Faisal. A military band plays. Allied flags in the background. U.S. Marine honor guard on the south lawn of White House. View from inside a helicopter over the Ellipse, with White House visible, ahead. U.S. Army trumpeters line the balcony of White House and trumpet fanfare as King Faisal's car arrives at the White House. A drum roll sounds as he steps from his car. The King shakes hands with the President, who stands at edge of drive to personally greet him. The President escorts King Faisal along a red carpet to a stage on the south lawn of the White House. The military band plays. The soldiers salute. President Johnson speaks into a microphone and greets King Faisal with traditional greeting in Arabic. He then talks about U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia. People applaud after the welcome speech. King Faisal replies and expresses gratitude. Scenes of a welcoming parade in the streets of Washington, DC. A sign reads 'His Majesty King Faisal'. U.S. soldiers march and a band plays. People line sidewalks to see and to welcome the King. Military units parade. The King rides in a limousine with two Secret Service Agents standing on the rear of the car. He arrives at Blair House, directly across from the Old Executive Office Building and adjoining White House. . He is greeted an official from the City who presents him the "keys to the City."