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    Zachary Taylor: Presentation Campaign Tapestry. Although women could not vote in the 19th century, they often made other contributions to the electoral process. This included the making of presentation banners and similar textiles. This is a prime example of their skill. It is an embroidery or tapestry on ticking material measuring 18.5" x 17". The design consists of a wreath of flowers made with wool yarn. The leaves are flat and the blossoms are raised up, or three-dimensional. The center of the wreath is inscribed: "Presented To The hero of Buena Vista commemorative of Feb. 21st 1847 from Mrs. D. S. Rodgers Brooklyn L.I. 1848". Taylor was, of course, the Whig candidate for President in 1848 when this gift was presented. The sides, or excess material, have been folded over a board. It was framed at one time, but the original frame is now lost. It is well-preserved, considering its age, with overall soiling. It descended in the family of Zachary Taylor and is accompanied by a signed letter by the consignor, a Taylor descendent, detailing its lineage.

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