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General Zachary Taylor

Object Number: 
1941.102
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. ( 70.5 x 75.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on banner: "NEVER/ GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR/ SURRENDER" printed: below portrait: "Entirely of American Manufacture/ and warrented fast Colours" printed: across bottom: "Bauer & Co. Lith. Louisville Ky./ From a Daguerrotype taken by J. M. Hewitt"
Description: 
Silk lithographed campaign kerchief with an equstrian portrait of Zachary Taylor in military dress with a banner above; border of battle scenes from the Mexican-American War divided by a garlanded U.S. armorial at the center bottom and a military emblem at the top center; printed in black ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
The portrait on this kerchief is derived from a daguerreotype taken by J. M. Hewitt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group