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Powder Horn: The C. D. M. (R-74), with Carving Unfurled and a Vignette of a Dwelling Fortified by Pickets

Object Number: 
1907.36.253
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and green metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. ( 26 x 35.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed lower left: Rufus A. Grider July 21, 1889
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider July 21. 1889."; inscribed at lower right below vignette: "A FORTIFIED DWELLING -- surrounded / by Pickets..."; at middle right: "C. D. M.", followed by a brief history of the horn
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group