01/20/2011 02:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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Have a look at some of the amazing unpublished images from 50 years ago below.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.