The Smithsonian just uploaded several copyright-free pics of George Bush pere‘s inauguration twenty years ago. I don’t recall watching it on TV, but turnout seems to have been pretty good. Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that Obama’s will be bigger.
I also hope it’ll be a little prettier in DC on Tuesday. Everything looks so bleak and gray in these shots. But then, it was the 80s, and it was Bush, so it kinda comes with the territory.
UPDATE: Actually, there’s a whole set of inauguration pics on the Smithsonian’s Flickr page. Included in the mix: gowns worn by Jackie Kennedy and Julia Dent Grant, which seems kinda random, but also fabulous.