San Jancinto Museum of History

DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS
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  • BRIDLE

  • CATEGORY: DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 73 1/4"L
  • DATE MADE:

Description

Silver trimmed Mexican bridle with iron bit. Black leather. Reins of silver colored metal mesh cords with tassels at ends. Several silver beads along length of the reins and silver caps on the tassels. Bit jointed at center of mouthpiece. Silver trim on bridle includes a concho buckle on each side strap. Five silver crescent moons hang from band across forehead. Central moon is larger, has stars at each tip, and has a face. Leather not original.


Provenance

Taken off a Mexican horse shot at the Battle of San Jacinto. Given to Mrs. Augustus H. Jones (nee Ann Randle of Georgia), wife of Captain Augustus H. Jones of Gonzales. Willed to Sophie B. Allen (Mrs. Lewis B. Allen), mother of the donors. Leather is new, added by donors.

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Jones, Captain and Mrs. Augustus H. and Mrs. Sophie B. Allen
  • CREDIT LINE: Cloud, Mrs. Ralph E. and Mrs. R.R. Lee


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