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Powder Horn: Holmes (R-55), with Carving Unfurled, and a Vignette View of the Valley Forge Railroad Station

Object Number: 
1907.36.236
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 13 1/8 in. ( 27.9 x 33.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider/ Dec.28 1887 RA Grider.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in black ink: "Rufus A Grider / Dec. 28. 1887."; inscribed at middle right: "The HOLMES.", followed by a brief history of the horn with a more extensive history at upper center; at lower right below vignette: "VALLEY FORGE R.R. STATION"
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group