“I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration” Opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

obama-inaugurationOpening yesterday and running through July 12th, the exhibition “I Do Solemnly Swear” features approximately 50 framed color and black-and-white photographs highlighting the week-long events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Included in the exhibition are photographs by both professional and amateur photographers who recorded events surrounding the peaceful American transfer of power. The photographs on view include selections from the National Museum of American History’s new acquisition of 2009 inaugural photographs by leading photojournalists, including David Hume Kennerly, Bob McNeely and Karen Ballard.

You can read the entire press release for more information, and if you haven’t been back to the National Museum of American History since it’s reopened, what better reason do you need.


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