Metal fragment from U.S.S. Monitor

Object Number: 
2008.42.394
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
0verall: 52.2 x 130.4mm (2 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Marks: 
Paper tag: "PIECE OF THE/MONITOR."
Description: 
Two conjoined metal pieces; according to the label affixed to one, these are pieces of the ironclad vessel, U.S. S. Monitor, which defeated the Confederate vessel Merrimac in 1862.
Gallery Label: 
According to documentation in the Naval History Society records, this piece and three others were donated in 1921 by Harry Lydenberg, New York Public Library.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group