John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address: Rare Pictures Of The Event From Life.com (PHOTOS)

01/20/2011 02:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered his Inaugural Address as the 35th President of the United States.

Kennedy spoke on a bitterly cold day in Washington, D.C., yet the setting was filled with cheers and hope for the future.

Life.com sent a handful of photographers to chronicle the inauguration, though some of those photos never ran.

Have a look at some of the amazing unpublished images from 50 years ago below. You can find the full gallery at LIFE.com.

Photos courtesy of LIFE.com.