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Pothook excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.599
Date: 
1776-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 5 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron pothook excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; two large, flat strips of iron that have been nailed together and bent in half.
Gallery Label: 
This pothook was excavated on June 13, 1915 by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street in Washington Heights. British soldiers made the hook by bending iron barrel hoops, and then hung the hook from the wall of their hut.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group