Daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor and His Cabinet

President Taylor stands in the center. Seated, from left to right, are: William M. Meredith, secretary of the treasury; Thomas Ewing, secretary of the interior; John M. Clayton, secretary of state; William B. Preston, secretary of the Navy; George W. Crawford, secretary of war; Jacob Collamer, postmaster general; and Reverdy Johnson, attorney general. This is the earliest known photograph of a president and his complete cabinet.

Date:
1849
Original Format:
Daguerreotype
Item#:
12.089
Photographer:
Mathew Brady Studio
Height:
1958px
Width:
2780px
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