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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 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."
Zachary Taylor, people's candidate for President
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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. Major general U.S. Army / A. Hoffmann.

Print shows Zachary Taylor, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing military uniform.

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

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

Print shows a head and shoulders portrait of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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."

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

Taylor on his death bed, in the White House, July, 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.

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

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.

Head and shoulders, facing slightly right.

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, 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

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!

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

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

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.

Print showing Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile.

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

Print showing Zachary Taylor, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile.

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

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

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.

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

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

Twelfth President of the United States; Commander in Mexican War, 1845-1846.

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

Twelfth President of the United States; Commander in Mexican War, 1845-1846.

[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]

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]

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

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

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

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.

Tobacco label, illustrated with equestrian portrait of Gen. Zachary Taylor on a Mexican War battlefield.