Death of James Knox Polk

Description (Brief):

Colored print; interior scene depicting Polk in his death bed surrounded by three men (One is probably a clergyman, one a doctor) and two women (his mother and wife). There is a cloth covered table beside the bed and heavy drapery in the background. Polk died of cholera.

Date Made: 1849

Distributor: Needham, D.Depicted: Polk, James K.Polk, Sarah ChildressPolk, Jane KnoxMaker: Kelloggs & Comstock

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Hartford

Subject: Death, U.S. National Government, executive branch, Furnishings, Family

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Clothing & Accessories, Art, Peters Prints, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2553Catalog Number: 60.2553Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12 in x 8 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm


Record Id: nmah_324865

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