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Taylor Portrait Hand Mirror, ca. 1844
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Title
Taylor Portrait Hand Mirror, ca. 1844
Work Type
Decorative arts
Portraits
Hand mirrors
Date
ca. 1844
Material
Pewter
Glass
Copper alloy
Stamping (forming)
Measurements
Hand mirror (diameter): x 2.625 in.
x 6.6675 cm
Description
Hand mirror with detachable pewter cover, made in France. Cover contains a profile portrait of Zachary Taylor with an inscription reading MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARIAH TAYLOR U.S.A. Back of mirror reads B.C. / 1844 / BREVETTE A PARIS SANS-GARANTIE DU GOUVERT. 1844 date on back would pre-date Taylor's victories in the Mexican War
it may be that the back of the mirror was manufactured before the cover. Item 2214.BB0237 is a similar Taylor mirror issued after his victory in the 1848 elections.
Repository
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214
Related Item
Related to "Taylor Portrait Hand Mirror, ca. 1848"
ID Number
2214.BB0236
Political Figure
Taylor, Zachary, American (1784-1850), General
Political Party
Whig
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