Joshua Freeman powder horn

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The powder horn is inscribed with "Joshua Freeman March 27/1767" and decorated with images of a bird, flower, squirrel, bear, buck and rattlesnake.

Joseph Weir, who made the powder horn, was a scout and Indian fighter who often stopped at the Freeman Tavern on Middle Street in Portland.

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About This Item

  • Title: Joshua Freeman powder horn
  • Creator: Weir, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1767
  • Subject Date: 1767
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Horn, wood
  • Local Code: 32*8
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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