Powder Horn: John Towne (FW-102), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignettes of Bunker Hill as Seen from Boston and Pilgrims Returning from Meeting

Object Number: 
1907.36.87
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 15 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 38.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: Rufus A. Grider. Canajoharie N.Y./ 1892
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in brown: "The JOHN TOWNE...Rufus A Grider. Canajoharie N.Y. / 1892"; inscribed at middle right below vignette: "BUNKER'S HILL FROM BOSTON...", with brief histories of the horn and fort; at middle left below vignette: "RETURN from MEETING / in Colonial times."; at upper right a poem by McFingal
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group