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Exterior of a polling booth, New York.

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Title
Exterior of a polling booth, New York.
Additional title: Supporters of Henry Clay and James Polk, New York City, 1844
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

New York City -- Elections -- 1899 & Earlier

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844-12-07
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC NEW YC-Ele-18
Topics
Political elections -- New York (State) -- New York -- To 1899
Presidential elections -- United States -- 1840-1849
Political campaigns
Men -- Clothing & dress -- 1840-1849
Ballots
Notes
Content: "The friends of Henry Clay meet here", "The friends of J. K. Polk meet here"--signs in image.
Content: "Our Correspondent at New York has completed his Illustration of this animated scene with the annexed sketch of the exterior of one of the polling-places, which, heretofore, had been held at taverns; but at this election, as much as possible, at private houses, engine house, &c. The sketch represents one of the latter: scattered about, as you approach the entrance, are tables, or wooden sheds, at which sit persons, dispensing Whig or Democratic tickets folded up; while others more actively ply the passenger on behalf of one or other of the candidates, and, not infrequently, as they are folded, deceive you with the wrong one; so that it is very essential to open and examine the tickets before entering the room, which usually has an entrance and exits doors, at both of which are constables with crossed staves; who admit about a dozen at a time, or according to the size of the room."--from source periodical.
Source identifier: ILN (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 12 x 14 cm. (4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 1615236
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17095060
Barcode: 33333159154638
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eca59050-c55c-012f-c5e3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Exterior of a polling booth, New York." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844-12-07. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd21-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Exterior of a polling booth, New York." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd21-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844-12-07). Exterior of a polling booth, New York. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd21-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Exterior of a polling booth, New York.