The John Call Horn – March 21, 1759

Lake George School Powder Horn

John Call – March 21, 1759

This is a beautiful horn, carved by a Lake George School horner, from the French & Indian War period. It is signed “JOHN CALL  HIS HORN ♦ WOODSTOCK MARCH 21 1759”. Above his name is a two line verse, “I POWDER WITH MY BROTHER BALL A HERO LIKE DO CONQUER ALL”. There is a nice deep zigzag border design separating the verse from the name section. There are also numerous faces, symbols, and flowery vines carved on the horn. The wood base is secured by wooden pegs and an iron staple is at the base of the horn for the attachment of a carrying strap. It has a nice dark yellow color, recessed neck, and it still retains the horn plug. It is 13.5 inches in length and in excellent condition.

Records show that John Carr resided in Woodstock Connecticut, in Windham County. He fought in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolutionary War and many of his war records are available to view.

John Call's Powder Horn

John Call’s Horn from 1759 is prime example of the carving style popular in the Lake George, NY area of the period.

John Call's Horn from 1759

It has a nice dark yellow color, recessed neck and it still retains the horn plug.

John Call's Horn from 1759

It is 13.5 inches in length and in excellent condition.

John Call's Horn from 1759

 

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