Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Name Politics Collection
Date 1844
Description Printed on paper. Inscription: "DEMOCRATIC / TICKET. / For President / JAMES K. POLK. / For Vice President / GEORGE M. DALLAS / For Electors / A W Cavarly / John D Wood / Willis Allen / A C French / W A Richardson / I N Arnold / John Calhoun / N H Purple". Handwritten inscription in pencil at top: "Illinois 1844". Handwritten in ink at bottom right: "X".
(Keywords: United States, Politics)

(This is a description of a single item within the Politics Collection. See collection record and/or item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library for assistance.)
Biography and History By the mid-1800s, it was common for political parties to provide voters with pre-printed "tickets" listing their candidates. In the Presidential election of 1844, James K. Polk was at the top of the Democratic ticket. Polk, who campaigned for the annexation of Texas, Oregon, and California, defeated Whig candidate Henry Clay.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 8.125" H. x 4.25" W.
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. W.R. Lawrence
Catalog Number 42.020.0001
Object Name Ballot
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS241.000
Subjects Political elections
Politics & government
Earliest Date 1844
Latest Date 1844
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.