Keg from the Erie Canal celebration
Wood, metal, paint
Overall: 16 x 12 in. ( 40.6 x 30.5 cm )
Small wooden barrel with an eagle and the words "WATER" and "Lake Erie" painted on front; brass plaque with inscription attached below rim.
Label: brass plaque inscribed "KEG / FROM WHICH GOVERNOR CLINTON / POURED THE WATER OF LAKE ERIE INTO THE ATLANTIC / OCTOBER 26, 1825 / ON THE COMPLETION OF THE ERIE CANAL"Inscription: painted on front of barrel "WATER / Lake Erie"
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
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