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President Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Zachary Taylor was a national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812.
"I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."
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Monterey, A National Song -  Respectfully dedicated to Genl. Zachary Taylor

Monterey, A National Song - Respectfully dedicated to Genl. Zachary T...

LOT subdivision subject: War with Mexico. Title and other information transcribed from item. Published by Wm. VanDerBeek, 305 Broadway. No caption card found in file.

The telegraphic candidates

The telegraphic candidates

In a race between the railroad and the telegraph the "telegraphic candidates," Lewis Cass and William O. Butler, are first to the White House. The artist ridicules Zachary Taylor for his hazy stance on major ca... more

Zachary Taylor - "I ask no favors, and shun no responsibilities"

Zachary Taylor - "I ask no favors, and shun no responsibilities"

Print shows a head and shoulders portrait of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850). Etching on silk badge. Reference copy may be in Pres. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tra... more

[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, in uniform, holding telescope]

[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, in unifor...

Copyright by A.H. Ritchie. Reference copy in PRES FILE - Taylor, Zachary In uniform Half-length. NOS 12/96.

The fox hunt

The fox hunt

Again Van Buren's flirtation with radical interests is portrayed as his downfall. As in "The Modern Colossus" (no. 1848-56) antislavery activist Abby Folsom (here "Abby Fulsome") is prominently featured. Here s... more

Patent balancing by an amateur

Patent balancing by an amateur

New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley is ridiculed for vacillating between support of candidates Martin Van Buren and Zachary Taylor in the presidential election of 1848. Greeley balances precariously on a t... more

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... more

Coming to terms!

Coming to terms!

A gently satirical commentary on Zachary Taylor's bid for the presidency. In a small office Taylor, hat in hand, is interviewed by a young Brother Jonathan, who sits in a rocking chair with his legs propped up ... more

Questioning a candidate

Questioning a candidate

Zachary Taylor's stubborn resistance to declaring his views on the major political issues during his candidacy in the 1848 presidential campaign was a favorite theme of the opposition. Here Taylor, in uniform, ... more

Zachary Taylor: twelfth President of the United States

Zachary Taylor: twelfth President of the United States

Artist: Risso (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7441

Zachary Taylor, the people's choice for 12th president

Zachary Taylor, the people's choice for 12th president

Print shows a Whig campaign banner for the 1848 presidential election. In the center of a facsimile cloth banner is an oval bust portrait of candidate Zachary Taylor in military uniform. Surrounding the oval, o... more

Political game of brag. Shew of hands

Political game of brag. Shew of hands

The artist resorts to the familiar metaphor of a card game for the presidential stakes in his rendition of the 1848 contest. The major contenders play a game of "brag" (an early form of poker). Around the tabl... more

City of Charlestown. Order of services, (under the direction of the City Council,) at the Winthrop Church, on Wednesday, the 31st day of July, 1850, as a testimony of respect to the memory of Zachary Taylor, late president of the United States .

City of Charlestown. Order of services, (under the direction of the Ci...

Taylor, Zachary. - funeral. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 58, Folder 30.

Zachary Taylor, Pres. U.S., 1784-1850

Zachary Taylor, Pres. U.S., 1784-1850

Full lgth., seated, facing left; in uniform, at the period of his commanding in Mexico, in camp. Steel engraving by W. Wellstood after painting by Chappel, copyrighted by Johnson, Fry & co. This record contains... more

Zachary Taylor from "Presidential inaugurations from George Washington 1789 to Grover Cleveland 1893. With inaugural addresses, etc"

Zachary Taylor from "Presidential inaugurations from George Washington...

This image has been taken from scan 000136 from "Presidential inaugurations from George Washington 1789 to Grover Cleveland 1893. With inaugural addresses, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have b... more

Zachary Taylor, Pres. U.S.

Zachary Taylor, Pres. U.S.

Head and shoulders, facing slightly right. D72592 U.S. Copyright Office. Repro. of painting, copyrighted by Godfrey A.S. Wieners. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracin... more

[Home of Zachary Taylor, "Springfield," Brownsboro Road]

[Home of Zachary Taylor, "Springfield," Brownsboro Road]

J257554 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Caufield & Shook, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky.

Florida Keys Scenic Highway - Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Florida Keys Scenic Highway - Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West, FL, is edged by turquoise blue waters, features the half-hexagon shaped, Civil War-era Fort ... more

[Zachary Taylor Wellington house, Huntington, West Virginia]

[Zachary Taylor Wellington house, Huntington, West Virginia]

Title devised by Library staff based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

[Zachary Taylor Wellington house, Huntington, West Virginia]

[Zachary Taylor Wellington house, Huntington, West Virginia]

Title devised by Library staff based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisio... more

[Portrait of Zachary Taylor]

[Portrait of Zachary Taylor]

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Andrews, J. & R.

Zachary Taylor: the nation's choice for twelfth president of the United States

Zachary Taylor: the nation's choice for twelfth president of the Unite...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7438

Majr. General Zachary Taylor, ...

Majr. General Zachary Taylor, ...

267 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Duval, P.S.

Zachary Taylor. Major general U.S. Army / A. Hoffmann.

Zachary Taylor. Major general U.S. Army / A. Hoffmann.

Print shows Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing military uniform. 344 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Printed at bottom: For sale by H. Long & Brother 32 Ann St. N.Y. En... more

Death of Genl. Z. Taylor / lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

Death of Genl. Z. Taylor / lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

Taylor on his death bed, in the White House, July, 1850. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1615.

Grand funeral pageant at New York July 23, 1850, in honor of the memory of Major General Zachary Taylor 12th president of the United States / lith. and pub. by Geo. E. Leefe, 111 Nassau St., N.Y.

Grand funeral pageant at New York July 23, 1850, in honor of the memor...

Print showing funeral procession for Zachary Taylor, with coffin on elaborately decorated wagon, seen through curtains, perhaps on a stage; eagle above bears banner, "I have endeavored to do my duty." 301 U.S. ... more

Major-General Zachary Taylor--President of the United States / from an original daguerreotype ; engraved by John Sartain.

Major-General Zachary Taylor--President of the United States / from an...

Zachary Taylor, full-length portrait, standing beside horse, facing front.

Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President

Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig presidential and vice presidential nominees for 1848, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Unlike Currier's other Whig banners (nos. 1848-5 and -7) this example is horizon... more

Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President

Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig presidential and vice presidential nominees for 1848, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Unlike Currier's other Whig banners (nos. 1848-5 and -7) this example is horizon... more

Original pictorial rough and ready melodies. No. 3, Old Zack Taylor is the man!

Original pictorial rough and ready melodies. No. 3, Old Zack Taylor is...

A comic illustrated Whig campaign song sheet, showing Uncle Sam banishing the Democrats from the White House, to make way for Zachary Taylor. The eighteen-stanza song, sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle," extol... more

Mac and Zachary Taylor: in the great contest at Hunting Park course Phila. July 18th 1849. for the championship of the turf. Mac, Victorious. time...2:31--3:30--2:35

Mac and Zachary Taylor: in the great contest at Hunting Park course Ph...

Artist: Henri Delattre. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4175

President Taylor and his cabinet / drawn on stone by Davignon & Hoffmann ; printed by Nagel & Weingærtner, N.Y.

President Taylor and his cabinet / drawn on stone by Davignon & Hoffma...

Print showing President Taylor standing in front of his cabinet officers, seated from left, Reverdy Johnson, Attorney General, William M. Meredith, Secretary of the Treasury, William B. Preston, Secretary of th... more

Zachary Taylor, major genl. of the U.S. Army / F. Michelin Lith. 111 Nassau St., N.Y. ; drawn by Edwd. Clay.

Zachary Taylor, major genl. of the U.S. Army / F. Michelin Lith. 111 N...

Print showing Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile. 124 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Facsimile signature "Z. Taylor" at head of title. Inscribed in ink: 124. Deposited in the Cl... more

Zachary Taylor, major genl. of the U.S. Army / F. Michelin Lith. 111 Nassau St., N.Y. ; drawn by Edwd. Clay.

Zachary Taylor, major genl. of the U.S. Army / F. Michelin Lith. 111 N...

Print showing Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile. 124 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Facsimile signature "Z. Taylor" at head of title. Inscribed in ink: 124. Deposited in the Cl... more

Major, Genl. Zachary Taylor

Major, Genl. Zachary Taylor

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Robinson, H.R.

Grand national Whig banner: press onward / lith. & pub. by N. Currier 152 Nassau St. . . . N.Y.

Grand national Whig banner: press onward / lith. & pub. by N. Currier ...

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig Party candidates in the national election of 1848. The banner, promoting Zachary Taylor and his vice presidential running mate Millard Fillmore, is almost identical to Cur... more

Battle of Buena Vista. Fought Feby. 23rd, 1847. In which the American Army under Gel. Taylor were completely victorious

Battle of Buena Vista. Fought Feby. 23rd, 1847. In which the American ...

No. 452. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 432.

Major General Z. Taylor

Major General Z. Taylor

A full-length standing portrait of Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor. Although issued in 1847, this poster-sized woodcut was probably designed with the 1848 U.S. presidential campaign in mind. Engraved by Wm. & J... more

Taylor's triumph march, the carnival of the United States, no. 3

Taylor's triumph march, the carnival of the United States, no. 3

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Inklings of travel, up Salt River

Inklings of travel, up Salt River

A broad satire, ridiculing all of the candidates in the 1848 presidential campaign. Swimming up "Salt River" and pulling the "Salt River Barge" is fox Martin van Buren. Seated in the barge are (left to right):... more

"A little more grape Capt. Bragg"--General Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista, Feby 23d, 1847 / Cameron ; lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

"A little more grape Capt. Bragg"--General Taylor at the Battle of Bue...

Print shows General Zachary Taylor on horseback, in midst of battle, pointing his sword toward artillery and says to "Capt. Bragg", who is standing before him, "A little more grape." The artillery is directed t... more

"A little more grape Capt. Bragg"--General Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista, Feby 23d, 1847 / Cameron ; lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

"A little more grape Capt. Bragg"--General Taylor at the Battle of Bue...

Print shows General Zachary Taylor on horseback, in midst of battle, pointing his sword toward artillery and says to "Capt. Bragg", who is standing before him, "A little more grape." The artillery is directed t... more

General Taylor's quick march at Buena Vista

General Taylor's quick march at Buena Vista

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

[Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / Brady, N.Y.
[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, head in profile to the right]

[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, head in profile to the right]

Twelfth President of the United States; Commander in Mexican War, 1845-1846. Scratched on face of plate: 87 [superscribed over] Sil[as?]; Silas [illegible] Scratched on back of plate: 277. Hallmark: [4]OM? Faci... more

[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, head in profile to the right]

[Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, head in profile to the right]

Twelfth President of the United States; Commander in Mexican War, 1845-1846. Scratched on face of plate: 87 [superscribed over] Sil[as?]; Silas [illegible] Scratched on back of plate: 277. Hallmark: [4]OM? Faci... more

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

Left to right: William Ballard Preston, Secretary of the Navy; Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Interior; John Middleton Clayton, Secretary of State; Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the United States; Willia... more

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

Left to right: William Ballard Preston, Secretary of the Navy; Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Interior; John Middleton Clayton, Secretary of State; Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the United States; Willia... more

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

[Zachary Taylor and his cabinet, all seated except President Taylor]

Left to right: William Ballard Preston, Secretary of the Navy; Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Interior; John Middleton Clayton, Secretary of State; Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the United States; Willia... more

Grand triumphal quick step

Grand triumphal quick step

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), Saint Matthews, Jefferson County, KY

Zachary Taylor House, 5608 Apache Road (formerly Blankenbaker Lane), S...

Significance: One of the oldest residences in Jefferson County, Springfield served as the childhood home of Zachary Taylor. The twenty-three years spent by Taylor at Springfield were to be the longest he lived... more

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig presidential candidate Zachary Taylor. Although Taylor was not formally nominated by the Whigs until June 1848 he had already begun to attract a following in 1846. Here a ... more

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig presidential candidate Zachary Taylor. Although Taylor was not formally nominated by the Whigs until June 1848 he had already begun to attract a following in 1846. Here a ... more

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

For president of the people, Zachary Taylor

Print shows a campaign banner for Whig presidential candidate Zachary Taylor. Although Taylor was not formally nominated by the Whigs until June 1848 he had already begun to attract a following in 1846. Here a ... more

Rough & ready twist--Greene T. Pace, Danville, Va.

Rough & ready twist--Greene T. Pace, Danville, Va.

Tobacco label, illustrated with equestrian portrait of Gen. Zachary Taylor on a Mexican War battlefield. Copyright by P.C. Van Schaick & Co.