Monday, April 13, 2009

James E. Routh, Jr. Collection


The display by Mel Hankla at the Baltimore Show, 2009. The collection will be at the KRA show in June at Carlisle, Pa.


The Frietrich Leppert Horn

Palatine German Influence - Tryon County, New York - Mohawk River Valley, 1782

INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION: “ When mine hour has come I shall go my way to Lord Jesus Christ. He will not allow my soul, which I entrust to his keeping, to go unaccompanied on my last journey. ”




The Johan Schreibber Horn

Engraved by Frietrich Leppert- Tryon County, New York - Mohawk River Valley, 1782

INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION: “Herkimer’s battle in the year 1777, Aug 6. My wife Rebecca and my children Elizabeth, Abraham, Maria Schreibber were captured in the year 1780, Aug 7. The 77 Psalm, 11 Verse: But I said I must endure this: The right hand of the highest can change everything. Johan Steffahn Schreibber in the year 1782, Oct 28 – F.L.”




The Stephen Tambling Horn

Lake George School of Carving - Crown Point, New York - August 4, 1761

INSCRIPTION:
Courteous Lady these lines I do present
Unto you to give your Heart Content
Not only this but willingly would kneel
The first letter of each line to feel




The Capt. James Abercrombie Horn

Lake George School of Carving- Sandyhook, New York - June 16, 1757

INSCRIPTION: Capt. James Abercrombie’s Horn made at Sandyhook Ye 16th June on Board the Ship Sheffield




The Jabez Gooddel Horn

Siege of Boston School - New York, New York, area - June 7, 1776

INSCRIPTION: Jabez Gooddel’s Horn Made June Ye 7th A.D. 1776
To arms to arms O Free Born Sons Exert the Sword and Spear.
Oppose the Tyrant and bands: Defend your rights Most Dear
Street firing
Make ready
Present
Fire

Eager the Soldier meet his desperate foe
With an Intent to fire the Fatal Blow
The cause he fights For Animate him high
Names Religion and a dear Liberty
For These he conquers or more bravely dies
And Yields himself A willing Sacrifice.

The Jabez Gooddel horn, if was first published The Magazine Antiques in 1925. It was on exhibit at Fort Ticonderoga for many years. Is reputed to be the finest Rev War horn in existence.




The Jacob Struble Horn

American Folk Art - Attributable to Pennsylvania - Circa 1775 – 1800

INSCRIPTION: “Iacob Strubles horn” the bust of a woman, followed by the bust of seven men; houses, an elongated scene showing farm animals, fowl a church, servants, a fortification and a deer on a rooster back.




Thomas Shearer Horn

Southern Theater School - Charleston, South Carolina - February 3, 1772

INSCRIPTION: Thomas * Shearer February 3, 1772
Charlestown, Suth Cirlenea, Asshely River
Cuppere River, Neuberui, Ft. Johnston




The William Latham Horn

Siege of Boston School - Roxbury, Massachusetts – 1775

INSCRIPTION: William * Latham * His Horn Made*
PooR Charls Town, Castle William
Cambredg ~ Fort Roxbury ~ Fort Brockline




A second - William Latham Horn

Siege of Boston School - Roxbury, Massachusetts – 1775

INSCRIPTION: William * Latham * His * Horn
Made * At * Roxbury * Camp * In
The*Year*Of*Our*Lord*1775

Copy, top two photos and The Johan Schreibber Horn supplied by Mel Hankla, all other photos by Jan Riser.

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