WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) walks with Former President George W. Bush (C) on the East Front as Bush departs from the U.S. Capitol after the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tannen Maury-Pool/Getty Images)
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Presidential inauguration ceremonies didn't always mean booking A-list celebrity performers and garnering over a million attendees.
In fact, former president George W. Bush attracted an approximate total of 700,000 attendees for both of his swearing-in ceremonies combined.
Up to 900,000 people were expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade on Friday, according to the D.C. Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Performers for Trump's inaugural ceremonies include "America’s Got Talent"finalist Jackie Evancho, American country music artist Lee Greenwood, rock group 3 Doors Down, singer Toby Keith, YouTube stars The Piano Guys, DJ Ravidrums, The Frontmen of Country and Jon Voight.
It's important to note that the exact number of attendees isn't so easy to count. For decades, the National Park Service provided official crowd estimates for gatherings on the National Mall, according to the Associated Press. But that changed after 1995.
To come up with this compilation, we relied on news archives to give you the data.
So, how do Trump's attendance estimates and list of performers stack up against past presidential inaugurations?
Here’s a look back at the past 12:
Barack Obama, 2013
Attendance: Approximately 1 million attended Obama’s second inauguration, according to CNN.