A military marching band and a wide range of citizens gather at the Capitol for Grover Cleveland’s 1885 inauguration in this news illustration. The Peace Monument, which commemorates naval deaths during the Civil War, is shown prominently in the center of the composition, perhaps as a reminder that Cleveland was the first Democrat to be elected President since the war.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Washington, D.C. - Arrival of Military and Other Organizations to Participate in the Inauguration of the President-Elect - Passing the Peace Monument, Near the West Front of the Capitol,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2007/2007-014-001/
(January 18, 2021)
For Additional Information
Office of the Historian Office of Art and Archives
Attic, Thomas Jefferson Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 226-1300