Powder Horn: Daniel Higbe (R-36), with a Vignette Scene Depicting Bostonians Tarring and Feathering the Excise Tax Collector, after the British Wood-cut of 1774

Object Number: 
1907.36.217
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 14 11/16 in. ( 33 x 37.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed center bottom: Rufus A.Grider of Canajoharie N.Y. 1891. Lower right: RA Grider
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center in brown ink below horn: "Rufus A Grider of Canajoharie N.Y. 1891"; inscribed at center: "THE BOSTONIAN'S PAYING THE / EXCISE -- MAN / OR TARRING & FEATHERING", followed by a brief history of the vignette; at lower left: "The DANL. HIGBE", 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