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Major General Z. Taylor, portrait print



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. T. Howland, New York, after S. Wallin.
A preliminary variant of no. 1847-7, deposited for copyright on July 24, 1847. This impression is imperfectly printed, showing a slight gap between the upper and lower blocks that make up the image, and this gap has been filled in with pen and black ink. Some reengraving is also noticeable in the sky area at left. This version also has an abbreviated title in a more florid typeface, and lacks the publisher's and engraver's imprints which appear in no. 1847-7.
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Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1847-8.

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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