Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for visitors ages 12 and up. Learn more >

Powder Horn: The J. J. (FW-22), with Vignette of Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario

Object Number: 
1907.36.22
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, black ink and wash, graphite, and gouache with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 14 in. ( 28.6 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: A. Grider May. 25 1889
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center below powder horn in brown wash over graphite: "Rufus A. Grider May 25. 1889."; inscribed below vignette in black ink: "FORT NIAGARA on LAKE ONTARIO."; at lower right in brown wash: "The J.J.", followed by a brief history of the horn
Description: 
Ft. Niagara Lake Ontario. Military.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group