I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Inauguration

I Do Solemnly Swear

This exhibition, which was on view at the National Museum of American History April 29-July 12, 2009, is now closed.

This exhibition featured over 30 framed color and black-and-white photographs highlighting the week-long events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Included in the exhibition were photographs by both professional and amateur photographers who recorded events surrounding the peaceful American transfer of power. The photographs on view included selections from the National Museum of American History's new acquisition of 2009 inaugural photographs by leading photojournalists, including David Hume Kennerly, Bob McNeely and Karen Ballard.