Calvin Coolidge's Inaugural Address

Title

Calvin Coolidge's Inaugural Address

Description

President Calvin Coolidge's inauguration was the first to be broadcast live over the radio. The microphones are visible in this photograph as a row of circles at the level of the President's head. Approximately 23 million Americans listened to the inauguration radio program, which included a description of the Capitol grounds and a history of presidential inaugurations in addition to the ceremony.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

03/04/1925

Coverage

Original Format

Glass negative

Description

President Calvin Coolidge's inauguration was the first to be broadcast live over the radio. The microphones are visible in this photograph as a row of circles at the level of the President's head. Approximately 23 million Americans listened to the inauguration radio program, which included a description of the Capitol grounds and a history of presidential inaugurations in addition to the ceremony.

Date

03/04/1925

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.