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JAMES K. POLK, eleventh President of the U. S. Served one term - from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849.

JAMES K. POLK was born in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina on Nov. 2, 1795. He was nominated by the Democratic party and elected by a majority in the popular vote of about 40,000. The Mexican War occurred during his administration. He died June 15, 1849.

American
1908
Publisher Raphael Tuck & Sons (English, 1886–1960)


Dimensions

Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.8528

Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: undivided. Mint.
Raphael Tuck & Sons’ Post Card Series No.2328, “Presidents of the United States.”
ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN.
Printed in Germany

Signed

Presidential signature reproduction.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder