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Death of James Knox Polk

Death of James Knox Polk

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
date made
1849
distributor
Needham, D.
depicted
Polk, James K.
Polk, Sarah Childress
Polk, Jane Knox
maker
Kelloggs & Comstock
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 8 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2553
catalog number
60.2553
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Death
U.S. National Government, executive branch
Furnishings
Family
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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