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Comfort in My Retirement; White House History (Number 33) - Photo 1

Comfort in My Retirement; White House History (Number 33) - Photo 1

Photographer
Bruce White
Credit
Bruce White for The White House Historical Association/James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection

Comfort in My Retirement; White House History (Number 33) - Photo 1

Portrait of President James K. Polk at about age 50 by George P.A. Healy, 1846. To Polk, the long sittings were irksome, fatiguing, and “time unprofitably spent.”

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