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Nine Classy Black-and-White Photos of Presidents Visiting LA

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[Images via Framework]

The president coming to town wasn't always just a frustrating inconvenience that result in closed-down streets and crazy traffic delays. Judging from the photos, the POTUS's arrival in town once drew enormous crowds of adoring fans. Since William McKinley's 1901 visit (he was the first to pass through LA), presidents have come to shake hands, kiss babies, campaign, and visit USC. We've wrangled some of the most interesting photos of the presidential visits to Los Angeles (and a couple shot from the pre-election campaign trail) for your patriotic enjoyment.

· The president's in town [Framework]