Description: This photograph shows what appears to be a hallway or corridor leading into the large room depicted in the other photograph taken at the same time. It appears cluttered and possibly underkept.
Historical Note: Note:Polk Place, on Capitol Hill, was remodeled by President and Mrs. James K. Polk to serve as a retirement residence after he left Washington when his term concluded in 1848. Polk died 15 June 1849. His portrait is visible in this photograph at right. Sarah Childress Polk resided at Polk Place during the Civil War and continued to live in the home until her death on 14 August 1891. She remained publicly neutral during the war and was known for her hospitality.
Institution: James K. Polk Ancestral Home
Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
Rights: Images reproduced on this website are intended for individual, educational use only. For research inquiries about specific objects or requests for high resolution images, contact James K. Polk Ancestral Home.