Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Zachary Taylor: Half-Plate Daguerreotype from the Taylor Family. This portrait of General Zachary Taylor, hero of the Mexican War and 12th President of the United States, shows him as he appeared circa 1843-1845. The detail on this ¾ standing view is incredible with whisker stubble clearly visible, as "Old Rough and Ready" faces the photographer in an unknown studio setting. We have been unable to determine the photographer, but it may have been Maguire of New Orleans. This imposing image descended directly in the family of Zachary Taylor, through his son-in-law Robert Crooke Wood to the current consignor. A copy of the line of descent or provenance, on Taylor Family stationery, will be included in the lot. Light scratches on the corners, a result of the metal plate shifting in the frame, original paper seals with remnants of sealing wax. It is housed in a 5.75" x 7" burgundy leather case with gold stamped designs (cover detached).

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,658

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 14 - 15 Americana & Political.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424