January 20, 2009

Window on a Presidential Parade

The president's motorcade passes in front of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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The president's motorcade passes in front of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

President Obama waves to Newseum visitors on his way to the White House. (Donna LaFontaine/Newseum)
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President Obama waves to Newseum visitors on his way to the White House. (Donna LaFontaine/Newseum)

First lady Michelle Obama greets the crowd. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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First lady Michelle Obama greets the crowd. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

Crowds gather in front of the Newseum to watch the presidential motorcade pass by. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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Crowds gather in front of the Newseum to watch the presidential motorcade pass by. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

Newseum visitors watch the president's swearing-in ceremony on the high-definition media screen. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Newseum visitors watch the president's swearing-in ceremony on the high-definition media screen. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Visitors get comfortable while they watch the inauguration on the big screen. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Visitors get comfortable while they watch the inauguration on the big screen. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The Newseum's terraces give journalists a prime view of the presidential parade route. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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The Newseum's terraces give journalists a prime view of the presidential parade route. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

WASHINGTON — The inaugural procession on America’s Main Street was filled with motorcades, marching bands and media. The Newseum’s large glass windows offered visitors a unique look at the historic parade.
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