Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mermaid Horn by Rich Pierce

“This is based on an original from 1757. Robert M. Hartley, my great uncle, made an illustration of the original, found in the Mohawk Valley of New York State, in the 1930’s. His original sketches of many “valley” powder horns of the French and Indian and Revolutionary War periods are in the museum in the basement of the public library in St. Johnsville, New York. I added a period repair to this horn using cutler’s resin and a piece of brass sheet metal.”

I know John Proud and the horners are planning to soon publish a book on the Hartley sketches, which will be a terrific resource. I don’t think publishing a scan of this original copy I inherited of one of my “Uncle Rob’s” sketches would be a problem and might enhance interest in the forthcoming book.

Copy and Photos by Rich Pierce.

1 comment:

  1. trying to contact Rich Pierce. RE:: Robert M Hartley's house. I grew up in it


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