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Presidential Inaugurations: Traditions & Transitions - Photo 2

Presidential Inaugurations: Traditions & Transitions - Photo 2

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Edward Clark, reprinted with permission of National Geographic Society

Presidential Inaugurations: Traditions & Transitions - Photo 2

The permanent White House staff serves the president and first family. On inauguration day White House workers say goodbye to the outgoing family a few hours before welcoming the new residents. On their final day in the White House, January 20, 1961, President and Mrs. Eisenhower exchange farewells with members of the staff.

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