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Inaugural parade, 1953

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 20, 2019

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Washington, D.C., January, 1953: Lacking credentials to cover President Dwight D. Eisenhower's inauguration, resourceful Stars and Stripes photographer Red Grandy resorted to talking his way into some prime locations. Here is his view from a camera truck as Eisenhower's car passes the Old Post Office (now the Trump International Hotel). Grandy also got into the swearing-in ceremony and the inaugural ball, and watched the finish of the parade while standing with famed radio and newspaper personality Walter Winchell.

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