Kerchief

Kerchief
Title
Kerchief
Date 
1848
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. ( 55.2 x 67.9 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.123
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
This kerchief was made for General Zachary Taylor's (1784-1850) Presidential campaign of 1848.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group