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Object Name SADDLE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00314
Description Hope saddle with rawhide covered tree, all other leather russet. Two-piece seat cut to fit over cantle, forming rear jockey; seat secured with dome-headed iron tacks; japanned iron staples and 1" rings; wooden stirrps with leather hoods; fenders secured to leathers with brass rivet and two leather loops on reverse with leathers pass through; leather reinforced canvas girth; latigo carriers decorated with bone studded nails securing leather covered "D" ring.
Dimensions H-38 W-21 inches
Owned Joseph E. Johnston
Made Rice & Childress (attributed), San Antonio, Texas, USA
Provenance A saddle used by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Civil War. It was purchased by him in Texas in the 1850s.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
saddles
Saddlery