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    Zachary Taylor: A Beautiful, Colorful Stogie or Glasses Case. These colorful items first appeared for Henry Clay and 1844 and appear to have been made only through 1848. This one depicts "Taylor Victor on the Rio Grande" on horseback. The image is of a generic general, suggesting that the maker had no good portrait of Taylor to work from. Taylor only rose to prominence in the Mexican War, and the maker no doubt felt that the need to get this item honoring him into production was more important than waiting to get an accurate image. Presumably later versions would depict a recognizable "Old Rough and Ready." Excellent condition, and free of the surface crazing found on many examples. The accordion-like leather sides, often deteriorated, are in excellent condition showing only minor seperation as aged. 2.5" x 5.25".

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    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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