Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper committed fully to the 1857 presidential inauguration, with two issues’ worth of coverage, “containing over twenty magnificent engravings . . . calculated to produce a profound sensation.” The editors provided almost an hour-by-hour account, following President-elect James Buchanan from his home in rural Pennsylvania all the way to the steps of the Capitol. This image gives a sense of the building’s immensity, if not a readily identifiable figure of Buchanan himself, who is almost lost in the line of small figures across the center of the page.