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Maker(s):J.W. carver
Culture:American (w. 1758-1761)
Title:powder horn: Isaac Whelpley
Date Made:January 1, 1758
Materials:horn, wood: pine
Place Made:United States; New Hampshire; Fort No. 4 (Charlestown)
Measurements:overall: 3 in x 11 7/8 in; 7.62 cm x 30.1625 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.22
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

"Sergeant Isaac Whelpley," Fort Number Four (Charlestown) N.H. Inscription: "the roses of red, the grass is green, the day is /Past: which I have seen and a / fair Lades Buty decay est; Levi Burns." This horn is in poor condition but is included here because of its unusual philosophical verse, the excellence of its engraving, and the admirable state of preservation of the highly decorated lobe on its plug end. The decorative devices and calligraphy are virtually identical to those of the Baird horn but instead of muskets & ships, J.W. engraved a goblet and bowl. Severe scaling has obliterated some motifs, especially the lettering, although the signature of J.W. has remained distinct. The horn has a lobe that is beautifully scalloped and decorated with typical J.W. floral and geometric designs. Isaac Whelpley served during the 1757 campaign and during the 1761 campaign.

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