In the first photo, Vice President Bush takes the Oath of Office and becomes the 41st President of the United States. Wife Barbara holds two Bibles: one used by George Washington during his first inauguration in 1789. This Bible was lent by St. John's Lodge No. 1 of the Free and Accepted Masons of New York City. The other Bible was a gift to the President-Elect from the House and Senate Prayer Group. Each of the Bibles was open to the Beatitudes. Later in the day, President and First Lady Bush dance at one of the Inaugural Balls, Washington, DC.
20 January 1989
📷 Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum