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Pothook excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.600
Date: 
1776-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 6 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 16.5 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 September 8, 1918 by the Field Exploration Committee 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group