The James K. Polk Project

Home of the Correspondence of James K. Polk


Images

Polk_gov_c1838

James K. Polk, governor of Tennessee, print by Charles Fenderich, c. 1838 (Library of Congress)

 

Polk_1845-49_Brady

James K. Polk, president, photograph by Mathew Brady, 1845–49 (Library of Congress)

 

Cabinet_Plumbe_1846

President Polk (third from right) with cabinet members John Y. Mason, William L. Marcy, Cave Johnson, George Bancroft, and Robert J. Walker, photograph attributed to John Plumbe, Jr., 1846 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

Polks_Plumbe_c1846

President Polk with wife Sarah Childress Polk, photograph probably by John Plumbe, Jr., c. 1846 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

AncestralHome

James K. Polk Ancestral Home, Columbia, Tenn., where Polk lived from 1818 to 1824 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

WhiteHouse_c1846

Earliest known photograph of the White House, by John Plumbe, Jr., c. 1846 (Library of Congress)

 

PolkPlace

Polk Place, Nashville, where Polk lived at the end of his life in 1849 and where he was buried until 1893; house was demolished in 1901 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

Polk_Dallas_1844

James K. Polk–George M. Dallas campaign poster, by Nathaniel Currier, 1844 (Library of Congress)

 

Horseback_Currier_1844

Lithographic print of Polk, by Nathaniel Currier, 1844 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

MexicanWar

Mexican War (1846–48) troop movements and battles of 1846 and 1847 (American Military History, United States Army Center of Military History, 1989; University of Texas Libraries)

 

Expansion

Expansion of the United States, including the acquisitions of Texas, Oregon Country, and the Mexican Cession during the Polk administration, The Cambridge Modern History Atlas, 1912 (private collection of Roy Winkelman; Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida)

 

Cartoon_Baillie_1845

Cartoon depicting campaign supporters’ demanding favors and political actions of President Polk after his inauguration, probably by Edward Williams Clay, 1845 (Library of Congress)

 

Cartoon_1847

Cartoon depicting conflicts during the Mexican War among President Polk, General Winfield Scott, and peace commissioner Nicholas P. Trist, 1847 (Library of Congress)

 

Tomb

Tomb of James K. and Sarah Childress Polk, on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

 

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