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Powder Horn: The Alaska, with Bullet Pouch and Cap Box (I-16), with Vignette Portraits of an Eskimo Man and Shank the Steersman

Object Number: 
1907.36.400
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Gouache, watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
15 x 12 3/4 in.
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: RA Grider Dec.30/ Canajoharie 1890/ N.Y.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center in black ink wash: "R.A. Grider Dec. 30/ 1890. / Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at lower right: "The ALASKA....", followed by a brief history of the horn; at middle right below upper vignette: "TYPES / of ALASKA ESKIMO INDS."; at middle right below lower vignette: "SHANK the STEERSMAN / OF THE / FRANK LESLIE ALASKA / EXPEDITION in 1890."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group