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WJLA, January 15, 2013

Inaugural Balls, retro photos

After a day of ceremonies and parades, the President and First Lady throw on their formal wear and party the night away. Inaugural balls and galas have been a tradition since George Washington was elected - and while the tuxes and ball gowns have changed with the times, the custom of celebrating America's new president has stayed the same.

 

 

Johnson 1961

Lady Bird Johnson, center, her daughters Luci Baines, left, and Lynda Bird, right, pose in New York City on Jan. 12, 1961. They are modeling the gowns they will wear at the inaugural ball on Jan. 20.

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