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Powder Horn: William Starling (FW-212), with Carving Unfurled to Show a Plan of Fort Niagara, New York

Object Number: 
1907.36.185
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold, copper, silver, and blue metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (32.4 x 39.4 cm)
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom: Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1897
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center below horn in black ink: "Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1897."; inscribed below in brown ink: "This HORN celebrates the great victory..."; at upper right: "The Wm. STARLING.", followed by a brief history of the horn; verso annotation notes that this horn was donated to the N-YHS, 1947.91
Description: 
Military / Historical
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group