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Pistol holsters on belt: 2

Object Number: 
1912.24
Date: 
1770-1815
Medium: 
Leather, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/8 x 8 in. ( 39.1 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: cap bottoms: "HD" (possibly Henry Dearborn)
Description: 
Leather, brass, and iron saddle holster; two funnel-shaped black leather holsters fastened with two ends of leather hood sewn together in center, belt sewn to back of hood with iron buckle at right end that fastens to holes on left, and fitted at bottom with cylindrical brass caps that have fringing and engraved lines at top edge; engraved foliate lettering at bottom of caps.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this saddle holster belonged to Henry Dearborn, an American major general during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group