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Pingenot Auction, Lot 208


208. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. [SHEET MUSIC]. VANDERBEEK, W[illia]m. General Taylor’s Encampment Quick Step, as Performed by the Bands of the United States Army in Texas. New York: Vanderbeek, 1846. 5 pp., folio, stitched. Lithographed sheet music with ornate typography. Minor wear and soiling, generally very good to fine.
         As word spread across the country of the victories at the Texas battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de Palma, General Taylor’s fame grew, with a groundswell of popular support for Taylor as president. There ensued a flood of prints, pamphlets, and sheet music paying honor to Taylor, and the present imprint is part of that movement. This attractively lithographed sheet music makes a nice addition to a Texas collection, since it specifically mentions Texas.