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Comfort in My Retirement; White House History (Number 33) - Photo 10

Comfort in My Retirement; White House History (Number 33) - Photo 10

Photographer
Bruce White
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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 10

President and Mrs. Polk purchased this Louis XV style sofa for Polk Place in 1848. The purchase of the Philadelphia-made furniture was made through Alexander Stewart’s shop in New York City. This fine furnishing was barely used by Polk before his untimely death from cholera just three months after leaving office.

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