U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Andrew Jackson is *really* Old Hickory

A portrait of Andrew Jackson from the U.S. Library of Congress. The Library calls the photograph a "black and white, gelatin silver print... Andrew Jackson, half length portrait, seated, facing left." (The Library's ID number is LC-USZ62-13007.)

The image is undated, but Andrew Jackson -- nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his toughness during the War of 1812 -- is clearly an old man here. He was 78 years old when he died in 1845, and the gelatin silver process wasn't invented until 1839, so he was presumably between age 72 and 78 when this image was done.

See our biography of Andrew Jackson