Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wallace Gussler Exhibit at the 2010 Lake Cumberland Mini CLA Show


Rifle Gun - Circa 1780
Rockbridge Co., Virginia
Rifle, powder horn and bullet mold
descended in the Samuel Wilson Family.

Powder Horn Dated "1759"
Made at "OSWAGO" owned by "Jacob Bogardus"
Shown bombardment of Fort Niagara

Powder Horn Circa 1780
Attributed to Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
This example descended in the Family of Samuel Wilson of
Rockbridge Co., Virginia along with the long rifle and bullet
mold displayed here.


Powder Horn Dated "1763"
Signed "Robert Boyd" Augusta Co., Virginia
Robert Boyd was paid as a soldier in
Augusta County in 1758.

Powder Horn Dated "1758" and "1763"
Signed and made by Benjamin Rogers.
Rodgers served in Major Andrew Lewis' Company in
1758 at Dickinson Fort on the Cowpasture River in Augusta Co., Virginia.


Powder Horn Circa 1780
Attributed to Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

The Origin of the Dulcimer

The Virginia highlands dulcimer developed from the European Scheiholt. German immigrants brought the ancient Scheiholt to Pennsylvania, Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The introduction of this instrument formed the beginning of the Virginia Allegheny dulcimer. The Scheiholt played the same roll for the dulcimer development that the Yeager did for the Longrifle.









Copy by Wallace Gussler.
Photographed at the 2010 Lake Cumberland Mini CLA Show by Jan Riser.

1 comment:

  1. I actually have a powder horn made by Benjamin Rogers. Its been in my family for years. I found someone else who has a horn made by the same guy.

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