Powder Horn: J. F. Starin and Family (R-56), with Vignette Scenes of the Dutch Reformed Church at Caughnawaga, now Fonda, New York, and the Mohawk River at Fonda, New York

Object Number: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 10 7/8 x 14 in. ( 27.6 x 35.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signed upper left and bottom right: RA Grider. Signed top center: R. A. Grider/ July 25, 1887
Signed and inscribed at lower center below vignette: "RA Grider July 25. 1887"; below vignette at bottom right: "Looking up the MOHAWK at FONDA N.Y….RA Grider", with a description of the scene; inscribed at middle left: "The J.F. STARIN…," followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left, referring to the letters carved on the horn: "The 'PS FS NS NSP / IS AS, MS' / most likely are the initials / of 7 members / of the Starin / family / who intermarried / with Putnam's / & Sammons..."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group