"Green Mountain Rifle Powder" Tin

Flattened oval, japanned retail tin bearing a large, circular, lithographed, pale blue paper label on one side for "GREEN MOUNTAIN RIFLE POWDER" and "LYMAN FENTON & C\O" around what appears to be a view of lions or leopards in a palm tree-filled landscape. Friction-fit, low-domed, stepped cover fits over a double-collared opening at top center of the container, which is made in three pieces, the body has a folded vertical seam at side, and the low-domed, stepped shoulder and slightly concave bottom have soft-soldered folded edges. Cover and collars have soft-soldered lapped seams.
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Object Name
tin, gunpowder
date made
ca 1849 - 1858
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paper, wove (label material)
ink (label material)
overall: 6 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 17.4625 cm x 9.8425 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: Vermont, Bennington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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