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Z. Taylor THE PEOPLES CHOICE INAUGURATED MARCH 5TH 1849.

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A commemorative badge for the inauguration of President Zachary Taylor. Taylor was sworn in on March 5, a day later than the customary inauguration date, which in 1849 fell on a Sunday. The badge features a bust portrait of Taylor in uniform, which appears to be based on one of several daguerreotypes of the general taken at and shortly after the close of the Mexican War. (See Fister, no. 22.) It is set within a rectangular frame which is entwined with a thin vine. The frame is surmounted by a globe on which rest an American flag, a scroll, and an eagle holding arrows and olive branch.

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