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Object Name Stirrup
Catalog Number 0985.07.00123a
Date ca. 1840s
Description Stirrup: of tin (or tinned iron). Originally part of saddle.

Dimensions H-15.5 W-18 D-13.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis; L. B. Northrup
Made Blunn and Walker
Provenance Jefferson Davis used this western saddle in 1846-1847 during the Mexican War. Davis is supposed to have made the stirrups himself. He gave it to Col. L. B. Northrop, who in turn gave it to Francis L. Berkley, the donor. The saddle is perhaps the earliest known Texas made saddle.
People Davis, Jefferson
Northrop, Lucius Bellinger
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals