Author Topic: Free Powderhorn Book  (Read 2263 times)

Offline Elnathan

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Free Powderhorn Book
« on: October 03, 2023, 09:03:33 PM »
Just a friendly reminder that Grancsay's American Engraved Powder Horns is available as a pdf on the Met's website:

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/American_Engraved_Powder_Horns?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=0&tc=0&dept=0&fmt=Downloadpdf

The link has been posted here before, but as it has been many years since the last time it seemed worth posting again for the benefit of those who may be new or just missed the previous threads.

The Met actually has 1500+ articles and books that can be downloaded - not much directly related to the American frontier, but the arms and armor books often have a lot of high-end European firearms illustrated and there is material on quilts, furniture, Native American arts (not that much east of the Mississippi, sadly), and suchlike that may be indirectly useful to our interests here.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/search-publication-results?&tc=0&pt=0&sort=PublicationYear%7cDesc&fmt=downloadpdf&dept=0&searchType=C&&rpp=12&pg=1
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Offline HSmithTX

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2023, 12:19:11 AM »
Thank you for posting that!!

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2024, 04:01:32 PM »
What a great resource- thank you!!!

Offline dadybear1

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2024, 04:51:08 PM »
THANKS FOR THE INFO--

Offline TDM

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2024, 12:16:31 AM »
Most excellent! Thank you very much for posting! Have it downloaded and saved, will certainly enjoy reading it.

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 01:18:46 AM »
A great read!  Thanks, Elnathan!
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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2024, 06:53:22 AM »
Thanks for letting us "newbies" know. Maybe a "sticky" in the resource section?

Offline Elnathan

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Re: Free Powderhorn Book
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2024, 08:21:04 PM »
Some more reading material from the late 19th century by a certain W. M. Beauchamp, who was apparently an associate of Rufus Grider:

https://archive.org/details/jstor-533320/mode/2up
https://archive.org/details/jstor-533236/mode/2up

Not much in the way of pictures, but some of the inscriptions recorded I haven't run across elsewhere. I'm always amused to find someone sharing my first name in the historical record!

As an aside, if anyone knows where to find a photo of the two fencing figures on the Vaughn horn illustrated in the first article there, I'd appreciate knowing. The figure on the right might be an attempt to illustrate a particular guard from early British backsword (often labelled as Highland broadsword for marketing purposes, both then and now!), which gives a clue to what fencing styles made it across the pond.
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