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Collection of archeological artifacts found at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
INV.5615
Date: 
ca. 1775-1783
Medium: 
Glass, metal, clay, cotton, stone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 12 x 17 in. ( 5.1 x 30.5 x 43.2 cm )
Description: 
Framed artifacts including scissors (2), harness buckle, musket strap clevis, Jew's harp, dinner knife (missing handle), brass stud, eye for hook, brass tack, buck shot, rifle bullet, clay pipe, fragment of pipe with Masonic emblem, American gun flints with leaden clips (2), British gun flints (unused), American gun flints (unused), English half pence (3), knee buckles (3), sleeve link buttons (7), and plain metal buttons (4). Label in center: "Found on site of Fort Washington / 183rd St. New York City / War of the Revolution / Field Exploration Committee. N.Y. Hist.l. Soc." and photograph labeled "Field Exploration Committee at work on site of Fort Washington June, 1922." Reverse of frame has label identifying objects, signed by W. Calver, and two photographs of the Field Exploration Committee excavating at the site.
Gallery Label: 
These artifacts were excavated by the New-York Historical Society's Field Exploration Committee in June 1922 at the site of Fort Washington, 183rd Street and Pinehurst Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Recovered by the NYHS Field Exploration Committee
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group