Overall: 21 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. ( 55.2 x 67.9 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved campaign kerchief from the 1848 Zachary Taylor presidential campaign; central profile portrait of Taylor surrounded by four vignettes of his successful War campaigns and four images of battlefield accoutraments: a tent, cannonballs, a cannon, and a drum; striped background, garland border; printed in sepia and tan ink on a white ground.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: on medallion borders: "GENERAL . TAYLOR/ Sept. 24, 1846/ STORMING THE HEIGHTS AT MONTEREY/ Feb. 22, 1847/ BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA/ May 9, 1846/ BATTLE OF RISACA DE LA PLANA. CAPTURE OF GEN. VEGA/ May 9, 1846/ BATTLE OF PALO ALTO"
This kerchief was made for General Zachary Taylor's (1784-1850) Presidential campaign of 1848.
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