American Engraved Powder Horns

American Engraved Powder Horns

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This catalogue deals primarily with the collection of American powder horns and primers formed by J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, and generously presented to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1937. An essay on American engraved powder horns and a rAcsumAc of the Gilbert collection precede the catalogue, which consists of detailed descriptions of the individual pieces and notes of genealogical or historical interest. Each horn in the collection is illustrated by a collotype reproduction and, with one exception (an undecorated horn), by a line drawing of the engraved area. An indexed checklist of the collections records the pertinent details of each powder horn.1131 Plans of four forts; Indian drawing bow at two men in sailboat, with mountains, sun, and eagle in background; etc. ... 1140 British royal arms and military trophy (covering most of horn) I ndex of American Design Mrs. Frank P. Root, Sananbsp;...

Title:American Engraved Powder Horns
Author: Stephen V. Grancsay
Publisher:Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1946-01-01

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