Mississippi inaugurates a new governor and other state officials this week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.
At the inauguration ceremony at the state capitol, Paul B. Johnson, Jr., stands next to the microphone, Ross Barnett stands to his right. Lt. Governor Carroll Gartin stands at podium.
Governor Noel is being sworn in by Judge Whitfield and a large crowd of spectators stands around them.