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Maker(s):Miller-Tribble carver
Culture:American (w. 1758)
Title:powder horn: John Tribble
Date Made:September 5, 1758
Type:Armament
Materials:horn, wood: oak; base metal: iron
Place Made:United States; New York; Fort Edward
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.28
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Powder horn inscribed: “John Tribble: of / Lyme: His: Horn Made: At: / Fort . Edward: September / ye 5th A.::.D 1758 / Don’t. Take. This: Horn. For. Fear. Of / Shame. for. on. it. Stands. Ye. owners name.”
Horn carvers were apparently aware of one another’s work, especially after the summer campaigns of the mid-1750s. The talented “Lyme Carver” combined the styles of “J.W.” (winged serifs, deeply incised decoration) and Jacob Gay (animals). Often his work also includes dots to enliven his carving in a rapid style. John Tribble was apparently from Lyme in southeastern Connecticut, and served between 1755 and 1762 when he disappeared in the Caribbean during the Havana campaign.

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