HEAVY IRON STIRRUP RECOVERED AT GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Shortly after the battle, this equestrian artifact was recovered from Gettysburg at an undisclosed location. The small, but heavy, tear-shaped stirrup is well made and appears to be of civilian origin. The two shanks of this stirrup specimen terminate into spade ends that attach to the thick footpad. Pad has a ribbed platform with a cutout in the center that is similar to a figure ‘8’. Artifact measures 6” high with a 5.25” width. Never cleaned. This iron stirrup exhibits wears light surface dirt, and bears a pleasing patina overall. An early pickup from the Battle of Gettysburg, the stirrup is identified in John Geiselman’s collection by his contemporary inscribed label. Originally sold as Item# R11640. [ra]

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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