William Starling Powder Horn
Horn, wood, leather, metal
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.9 x 30.8 cm )
Carved horn powder horn owned by William Starling, with wooden cover at one end with circular leather fragments secured with a nail at the center; horn incised with map of Fort Niagara and Fort Ontario, and the Niagara and Owego rivers, with figures and ships; spout end has carved knob, metal spout. See drawing of same by Rufus A. Grider, 1907.36.185
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
incised: throughout: "LAKE ONTARIO / ISTE Rvr / THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OSWEGO / FORT ONTARIO"
incised: bottom, one side: "WILLIAM STARLING / July 17 1760"
incised: bottom, opposite side: "PLAN OF FORT NIAGARA / A THE FORT WITH ITS OUT WORKS / B THE DOCK YARD / C THE LIME KILN / D THE BRIK (sic) YARK AND KILN / E THE Burrying PLACE / F THE PLACE WHERE THE OCTION (sic) OF 24 JULY 1759 / G PECE (sic) OF PLOUGHED LAND"
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