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.

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (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.

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Noel is being sworn in by Judge Whitfield and a large crowd of spectators stands around them.

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)