http://media.vogue.com/files/Tonight, with another election upon us, we looked back through our archives, not for pictures of the presidents, but for our favorite images of the smart, powerful women who stood beside them—from Eleanor Roosevelt to Jacqueline Kennedy to Nancy Reagan
On Inauguration Day, January 20, 1961, nearly one million people in the nation's capitol braved the subfreezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of the new President they had elected. A snowstorm had left the city glittering in the winter's light. But January 20th would be a day of celebration---all sunshine and possibility---when a bold, young leader took to the world stage and stood poised at the edge of a promise.
The First Lady was there when the President was killed, of course. She famously stood next to Lyndon B. Johnson when he took the presidential oath of office on Air Force One. She was still wearing the blood-stained pink suit that she’d been wearing all day. “I want them to see what they have done to Jack,” she told Lady Bird Johnson.