National Geographic : 1937 Jun
Photograph byJ.Baylor Roberts UNMINDFUL OF A DOWNPOUR, WEST POINT CADETS MARCHED IN THE INAUGURAL PARADE, JANUARY 20,1937 Anticipating heavy weather, they brought along extra uniforms to don after the procession. Not so fortunate were theMidshipmen from theNaval Academy at Annapolis. They had to enjoy evening leave as best they could in wet garments. In ironic contrast to this firstJanuary Inauguration, theabandoned March 4 the same year turned out to be a perfect day!