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President Dwight Eisenhower holds the arm of his wife, first lady Mamie, as they leave the White House en route to inaugural balls in Washington on Jan. 20, 1953.
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First lady Jacqueline Kennedy leaves the White House in the snow to attend the inaugural balls on Jan. 20, 1961, in Washington.
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Lady Bird Johnson's gown from her husband President Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration events in 1965.
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President Richard Nixon dances with his wife Pat at an inaugural ball during his second inauguration in 1973.
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President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter are pictured with their daughter Amy at the first of seven inaugural balls in Washington on Jan. 20, 1977.
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First lady Nancy Reagan in her gowns at the 1981 and 1985 inaugural balls for her husband President Ronald Reagan.
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President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush attend an inaugural ball on Jan. 21, 1989, at the D.C Armory in Washington.
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First lady Hillary Clinton dances with her husband President Bill Clinton at inaugural balls in 1993 and 1997.
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First lady Laura Bush dances with her husband President George W. Bush at inaugural balls in 2001 and 2005.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enter the dance floor at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.
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