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    Rare Political Zachary Taylor Daguerreotype from the 1848 Election Campaign These small daguerreotypes issued for the prominent political hopefuls of 1848 are undoubtedly the earliest photographic political campaign items. With the exception of a few common token varieties, campaign items for Taylor are rare. This beauty, showing a familiar pose of Taylor, which was copied on several ribbon varieties, is one of the nicest items one could acquire for this tough candidate. Condition is great with the image much bolder than is usually seen on these early daguerreotypes. Some minor light surface spotting detracts minimally and could possibly be cleaned by a professional photograph conservator. In the original leatherette case in the form of a miniature photo album, this visible oval image measures .9" x 1.25". From the Stanley King collection.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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