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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1941.129
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. ( 67 x 75.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portrait: "GEN.L Z. TAYLOR./ ROUGH AND READY" printed: below vignettes: "GEN.L TAYLOR. BATTLE OF PALO ALTO/ MAY 8TH 1846/ GEN.L TAYLOR. BATTLE OF RESACE DE LA PALMA/ Cap.t May recieving the orders to charge the Mex batteries, May 9th 1846/
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with a central full length portrait of Zachary Taylor in military dress, with four vignettes depicting battles of the Mexican War (Monterey, Buena Vista, Resaca de la Palma, Palo Alto) in the corners; floral background pattern; printed in blue, sepia, and tan on a white ground; decorative border.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was probably made for the presidential campaign of 1848.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group