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Powder Horn: Catharine Merkley (R-23), Two Sides Depicted, with a Vignette Scene of Catharine Merkley on Horseback Pursued by Native Americans

Object Number: 
1907.36.206
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and green and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 14 5/8 in. ( 27.9 x 37.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider / Mar.1892. Center: RA Grider / 1892
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in black ink: "The CATHARINE MERKLEY...RA Grider / Mar. 1892.", with a brief history of the horn; inscribed at center beside vignette: "CATHARINE / MERKLEY a young Schoharie / Co. Lady Killed by Indians...RA Grider / 1892", with history of the incident
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group