Powder horn

Powder horn
Powder horn
Powder horn
Title
Powder horn
Date 
ca. 1760
Medium 
Carved animal horn with wood spout and cap
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 31.1 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover; horn incised with map from New York to Lisle Au Galot, with a view of New York harbor, beside 2 holes bored in a lip beside the cover; opposite end carved with one rib at the center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1930.46
Marks 
incised: throughout horn, from top to cover end: "THE FRONT OF OLD MELDRUM / TOWN HOUSE / LAKE CHAMPLIN (sic) / LISLE AU GALOT / LAKE ONTARIO / FORT ONTARIO / NIAGRA CROWN POINT / TICONDEROGA / LAKE GEORGE FORT BRUINTON / FORT GEORGE / LAKE ONYDA (sic) / WILLIAM ELMSLIE / FORT EDWARD FORT STANWIX / STILL WATER FORT HARRIMAN / (illeg.) / FORT HENRICK / Ft. HUNTER / DIEU ET MON DROIT / NEW YORK / CHIN...(illeg.) / ALBANY"
Gallery Label 
This powder horn depicts the map route from New York to Lisle Au Galot, near Montreal. It highlights some of the forts of the French and Indian War (1754-1763).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group