A Sketch of
Sarony & Major
John Quincy Adams sketch'd by Arthur
J. Stansbury Esqr. a few hours previous to the death of Mr. Adams.
New York: 1848
Prints & Photographs Division
[dig. ID# cph.3b50588]
On February 21, 1848, John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at the
Capitol during his ninth successive term as congressman from Massachusetts.
The sketch, upon which this print is based, was made while he lay
unconscious, by congressional reporter Arthur Stansbury. Although
Adams's severe, uncompromising political style had won him few
friends during his presidential term (1825-1829) and tenure at
the Capitol, he was widely admired for the force of his intellect
and independent nature.
Arthur J. Stansbury (1781-1865)
The Original Sketch of Mr. Adams, Taken When Dying by A.J.S.
in the Rotunda of the Capitol at Washington, 1848
Prints & Photographs Division (29.4)
Digital ID#s ppmsca-09903, 09904, 09905, 09906