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Maker(s):King George's War School
Title:powder horn: David Willson
Date Made:1747
Materials:horn, wood; pine; leather
Place Made:United States; New Hampshire; Hollis
Measurements:overall: 3 1/8 in x 10 3/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 27.305 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.1
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Powder horn inscribed: “DAVID WILLSON / HIS HORN 1747 / HOLLES BF / E:P / JEREMAIH:BURCH / 1754 [on plug].” This powder horn from the time of King George’s War illustrates many features found on the first American powder horns: highly stylized letters consisting of rigid double lines filled with dots or dashes, and a sharp V-shape where the branches of the letters and numerals meet. Unlike other horns from the 1740s, this example lacks a raised ring at the spout for the carrying strap. The red borders were probably made with a hot file. Neither owner of this horn—Willson or Burch—is identified. Hollis, New Hampshire

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