Inaugural balls through the years
Photos of our presidents, vice presidents and their families (plus some special guests) preparing for and attending inaugural balls.
Eleanor Roosevelt is joined by other guests at an inaugural ball. (March 5, 1933)
Shirley Temple hands out programs at President Harry Truman's inaugural ball on Jan. 20, 1949.
Jacqueline Kennedy lifts the skirt of her inaugural ball gown as she and her husband, President-elect John F. Kennedy, leave their Georgetown home in the snowfall en route to the inaugural concert. (Jan. 19, 1961)
Five-year-old Julie Ann Wilson tries out the frosting on an 8-foot-high cake prepared for Lydon B. Johnson's inaugural ball. (Jan. 19, 1965)
President Lyndon B. Johnson and first lady Lady Bird dance at the inaugural ball at the Mayflower Hotel. (Jan. 20, 1965)
President Richard Nixon greets the crowd at an inaugural ball. (Jan. 21, 1969)
President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn are pictured with their daughter Amy at the first of seven inaugural balls. (Jan. 20, 1977)
Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, kiss as they dance at an inaugural ball. (Jan 21, 1989)
President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, shown with daughter Chelsea, party the night away at an inaugural ball in Jan. 20, 1993.
Vice President Al Gore plays the guitar as his wife, Tipper, dances during an inaugural ball. (Jan. 21, 1993)
Actor Macaulay Culkin speaks from the stage during an inaugural ball. (Jan. 19, 1993)
President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea dance at an inaugural ball. (Jan. 20, 1997)
Vice President Al Gore celebrates with his wife, Tipper, at an inaugural ball. (Jan. 20, 1997)
President George W. Bush grins as his daughter Jenna, 19, adjusts her dress while they dance at an inaugural ball. (Jan. 20, 2001)
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, at an inaugural ball. (Jan. 20, 2009)