On March 4, 1905, President Roosevelt is inaugurated in Washington, D.C., with much celebration and fanfare. Roosevelt rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders. Secret Service men and detectives walk on either side of the carriage. Roosevelt tips his hat to the crowd. Sitting beside him is Senator John C. Spooner of Wisconsin, Chairman of the joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Opposite, but not clearly visible, are Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts and Representative John Dalzell of Pennsylvania, members of the committee. Second sequence consists of long shots of Roosevelt taking the oath of office on a platform erected on the east front of the Capitol. Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller administers the Presidential oath of office, and Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James Hall McKenney holds the Bible. The platform is decorated with plants and garlands and a large banner with the American eagle on it hangs from the center of the railing. West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen are assembled below the platform.
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