Overall: 24 3/8 x 31 in. ( 61.9 x 78.7 cm )
Cotton copper engraved campaign kerchief; center depicts the planting of the flag at Palo Alto, flag with soldier against blue background; paisley border includes portraits of General Zachary Taylor at bottom center, and C.A. May, General Wool, General Scott, and General Patterson in the four corners; printed in sepia, brown, and blue on a white ground.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: below portraits: "GEN. Z. TAYLOR/ Rough and Ready/ PALO ALTO/ LIF. COL. C.A. MAY/ GEN. WOOL/ GEN. SCOTT/ LUNDYS LANE/ GEN. PATTERSON"
This kerchief was probably made for the Presidential campaign of 1848 by Zachary Taylor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.