TARGET PRACTICE MEDICAL TIN, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$1,250.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 224-403

Here is a hospital medical tin that was used for pistol target practice and recovered from Gettysburg. Once part of the Dr. Hill Collection, this metal container retains its original screw off top and measures 4½" tall by 2½" square. Found at an undisclosed location on the battlefield, this artifact sustains a number of bullet holes as it was used for target practice sometime after the fighting. The rectangular-shaped tin exhibits its original black japanned covering along with scratches and dings that came with normal use. Structurally strong and tight, this medical tin even has remnants of the original paper label affixed to the exterior. A fine relic of the Gettysburg fighting, this medical tin from the Gettysburg battlefield is identified in John Geiselman's collection by his contemporary inscribed labels. Originally sold as item# R11701.

10% Geiselman discount does NOT apply to this item.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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