Clothing button promoting Zachary Taylor for president, 1848. Gilt brass shell. DeWitt ZT 1848-32.
Obv: Bust of Taylor to right, inscription around, ROUGH & READY. Rev: Inscription, THE HERO OF BUENA VISTA, in raised letters within channel encircling shank.
Superb example of this classic button that makes reference to Taylor's recent Mexican War exploits.