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Powder Horn: The Johnstown, New York (I-6), with Vignettes of Johnson Hall and the Banister Damaged by Indians

Object Number: 
1907.36.390
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Brown ink and wash, watercolor, gray wash, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. ( 24.1 x 34 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: copied RA Grider 11 Mo 25 1887
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower center below horn in brown ink: "copied RA. Grider / 11 Mo. 25. 1887."; inscribed at upper center in graphite: "The / JOHNSTOWN / No. 19 of the SIMMS Collection...", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left below vignette: "R.A. Grider / JOHNSON HALL the / Residence of Sir Wm. Johnson..."; at lower right below vignette: "a part of the Post and handrail of the / Stairway in Johnson Hall hacked / in 57 places by the Indian Chief / Joseph Brant..."; at lo
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group