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Powder Horn: Thomas Hodsdon (FW-74), with Vignettes of Two Historical Houses, a Fireplace and a Tomb

Object Number: 
1907.36.68
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold and green metallic pigment with selective glazing and three collaged prints
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/16 x 15 3/8 in. ( 28.4 x 39.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: RA Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1891; and at lower right and lower left.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below powder horn in gray wash: "RA Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1891."; inscribed and signed at middle left below sketch of tombstone and at middle right; inscribed at upper left under print: "The Old CATAMOUNT TAVERN Vermont..."; at center under print: "Col. Frederick Baum..."; at middle right: "The THOMAS HODSDON.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right next to print: "The Old / FIRE PLACE..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group