May 29, 2008

More Maryland tickets: 1844

"The first dark horse candidate was born at the Democratic Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. With the political rush of support for James K. Polk, after just seven ballots, Mr. Polk’s name appeared to break the deadlock. Polk won the nomination on the ninth ballot and, eventually, the U.S. Presidency." - TWTD

Baltimore, Maryland election tickets. Nov. 4, 1844, Library of Congress.