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Today in History: February 14

Slide 1 of 10: James K. POLK 1795-1849, 11th President of the United States, photographed by Mathew Brady, c. 1840s

1849: The first presidential photograph is taken

President James K. Polk becomes the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York City.

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