Saturday, January 17, 2009

Let's put this inauguration in its historical context!

Here we have a special edition of the O'Gara and Wilson Store Blog! In honor of Barack Obama's inauguration, we are featuring a collection of items from two previous historical inaugurations -- those in 1941 and 1945, for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (His first vice president was Henry A. Wallace; his second, Harry Truman.)

We have all kind of materials here, from invitations to inauguration tickets to programs, etc. etc. etc. ....



Here's the 1941 official program for you ....



... and the list of ceremonies, complete with adorable tri-color ribbon!



If you'd attended in 1941, you would have presented this ticket.



There's the back of the ticket.



And if you were lucky, you'd have been invited back in 1945!

There are other things included in this little group, too -- all told, there are nine (count them, 9) pieces of Roosevelt inauguration ephemera. Celebrate inaugural history by purchasing this great collection for $250.00!

Here ends O'Gara and Wilson Special Bulletin for today! I have to venture outside now, but at least it's a whole 20 degrees or so.

1 comment:

Vanitha Sankaran said...

What a fabulous look at history. I wonder what the future will think of the events on Jan 20, 2009.
Thank you for sharing.