Powder horn with map of Boston and Charlestown, 1776
- Powder horn with map of Boston and Charlestown, 1776
- Title (alt.):
Pox on rebels in ther crymes
This powder horn, signed "E.B." and dated 1775, was owned by a British soldier who was among the British troops occupying Boston from 1775 to 1776. The powder horn, which was used to hold gun powder, features a map of Boston and nearby Charlestown on one side. The soldier included a royal crown, alluding to his allegiance to the king, and a British man-of-war ship. He also proclaimed his hatred for the patriots on his horn: "A Pox on rebels in ther crymes [their crimes]."
- B., E.
- Name on Item:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Powder flasks--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)--History--18th century--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Powderhorn dating to 1775, featuring a map of Boston and Charlestown, Mass., noting Bunker Hill, Breed's Hill, Morton's Point, Mill Pond, Fox Hill, South Battery, Long Wharf and Hancocks wharf.
Includes engraving of a British Man-o-war ship, an armorial shield for the 47th Foot, the abbreviation "G R" and floral decoration.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
- 1 powderhorn : ms., horn, wood, metal ; 36 x 9 cm.
Not drawn to scale
- Call #:
G3764.B6 1775 .B4x
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