Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
A rare Zachary Taylor color Mourning Ribbon, 4" x 8" printed expertly printed in red, gold, and black on white waxed cotton. the ribbon shows a gilt eagle clutching a red, white and blue American flag, then a gilt portrait of Taylor with the legend "President Zachary Taylor Born in 1784, Died July 9th, 1850" in black ink surrounded by gilt scrollwork. Beneath the portrait is a black funerary urn, and at the bottom: "THE LAST COHERENT WORDS OF THE VENERABLE PATRIOT, PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR - 'I die - I am expecting the summons - I am ready to meet death - I have endeavored to faithfully discharge my duty - I am sorry to leave my friends!'". Some foxing at the margins, principally at the bottom, otherwise a nice, presentable item.
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