The Inaugural Ceremony for President Dwight D Eisenhower.
Washington D.C., United States of America.
LV. National Presbyterian Church. SV. Dwight D Eisenhower and wife, Mamie alighting from car. SV. Pressmen. SV. Pan, Mr. and Mrs. Ike walking into church. SV. Vice President elect Richard Nixon and wife, Pat Nixon walking up steps A.S. Church. SV. Minister Elson escorting Mr. and Mrs. Ike. SC. Crowd waving. LV. Ike at White House. SV. Pan, President Harry S. Truman, Mrs. Elizabeth Truman and daughter, Margaret walking down steps to greet the Eisenhowers. They shake hands. LV. Towards Ike's car with Senator Styles Bridges (Republican Congressional Leader). Speaker Joseph Martin, President Truman and Ike leaving White House. SV., Pan Occupants of car. SV. Pan, policemen leading procession SV. Ike's car GV. Cavalcade approaching Capitol. GV. Capitol. LV. Capitol, pan down to G.V. crowd. SV. Top,view, Eisenhower walking through Guard of Honour LV. Back view, Ike onto platform. GV. crowd. SV. Nixon being congratulated. GV. Crowd. SV. Boys sitting in tree. SV. Ike standing before Chief Justice Fred Vinson SV. Ike taking oath: "Preserve, protect and defence the Constitution of the United States" Vinson says:- "So help you God" Eisenhower says: "So help me God" Ike shakes hands with Vinson. SV. Eisenhower shakes hands with Vinson and Truman, then kisses wife. Back to centre of rostrum shakes hands with Nixon. GV. People sitting down. SV. Ike says:- "My friends before I begin the expression of those thoughts that I deem appropriate to this moment, would you permit me the privilege of uttering a little private prayer of my own and I ask you to bow your heads. Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment, my future associates in executive branch of Government join me in beseeching that thou will make full and complete our dedication of service to the people in this throng, and their fellow citizens everywhere" GV. Capitol. SV. President and Mrs. Eisenhower entering car. GV. Motorcade Pennsylvania Avenue to White House reviewing stand. CU. Ike waving. LV. People looking from balcony. SV. Ike's car. SV. People look on. SV. Pan, Ike's car. SV. Ike and Nixon on stand. GV. West Point Cadets marching. TV. Crowd. SV. Battle-clad infantry parading colours of contingents that have fought in Korea. & LV. People looking on. SV. Cadets march past, SV. Ike on reviewing stand. GV. TV parade.