Objects

Philadelphia Powder Horn

The profuse decoration on this engraved powder horn includes a view of Philadelphia’s busy waterfront on the eve of the American Revolution. During the 1760s and early 1770s, urban populations in places like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia played an important role in protests against British taxation and coercive measures that eventually led to armed revolt.

See the Philadelphia Powder Horn on display in the Rule Britannia! section of the core galleries on the second floor.  

Powder Horn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ca. 1770
Horn (cow), Wood, Iron
Museum of the American Revolution
2003.00.0123