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Maker(s):Lake George School
Title:powder horn: Christopher Palmer
Date Made:October 24, 1758
Materials:horn, wood: pine' base metal: brass. iron
Place Made:United States; New York; Fort Edward
Measurements:overall: 3 3/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 28.575 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.33
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

"Lieutenant Christopher Palmer," of Stonington, Connecticut, Fort Edward, New York. Christopher Palmer was a second lieutenent during the 1758 campaign. He had also served during the 1755 and the 1756 campaigns. This horn was carved by a skilled engraver who used bold, sophisticated calligraphy for the owner's name. The flourishes suggest a keen desire to employ a stylish and up-to-date manner. The balance of the lettering includes many Lake George School effects, including the winged crossbar in the two "H's" & "A."; the copperplate lettering of the second line; and the block lettering of the third line. The floral design of stylized tulips is of high quality and the "big fish, little fish " motif is extremely humerous. A smaller calligraphic device is the copperplate scroll conecting the stylized tulips.

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