Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 7 of 7
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

Maker(s):Revolutionary War School
Title:powder horn: Henry Turner
Date Made:1781
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: iron brass; red pigment, leather
Place Made:United States; Southern Campaign (probably)
Measurements:overall: 4 in x 13 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 34.925 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.75
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Powder horn inscribed: “HANRY . TURNER / His . HoRN . Made . Ye 1781.” Although made late in the Revolution, this horn is inspired by Siege of Boston examples and the whimsical work of Jacob Gay. The hunter dressed in detailed 18th century clothing is especially interesting. The calligraphy is neatly carved, but not accomplished and the letters vary in size and do not conform to the guidelines. There is no record of Henry Turner’s service before 1778, but in January 1778, he enlisted in Colonel Seth Warner’s Vermont Regiment of Green Mountain Boys, and was commissioned a lieutenant in 1781.

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

2 Related Media Items

<< Viewing Record 7 of 7