General Taylor's Two Faces. "Look Upon This Picture, and Then Upon This." Democratic Party, National, Jackson Democratic Association Committee.

General Taylor's Two Faces. "Look Upon This Picture, and Then Upon This."

Washington [D.C.]: Published Under the Authority of the National and Jackson Democratic Association Committee, 1848. 8 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. A very good copy, small chip to upper fore corners. Sabin 11357. Not in LCP. Afro-Americana. Item #36330

Though it appeared at first that the Democratic Party would be easy winners in the 1848 Presidential election, the Whigs nomination of Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor upset their plans. In this piece of campaign literature, using extracts from published correspondence and the press, positioned in two columns, under the headings "General Taylor's northern face" and "General Taylor's southern face," they attempted to expose Taylor's untruthfulness by highlighting how Taylor crafted his speeches and positions -especially on slavery, the Mexican War, and the Wilmot Proviso- to cater to his two audiences. OCLC locates 14 copies.

Price: $200.00