Overall: 26 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. ( 67 x 75.6 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a central full length portrait of Zachary Taylor in military dress, with four vignettes depicting battles of the Mexican War in the corners; floral background pattern; printed in blue, sepia, and tan on a white ground; decorative border.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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/ ..."
This kerchief was probably made for the Presidential campaign of 1848.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.