Wood fragment from the frigate "Constitution"

Object Number: 
1941.831
Date: 
1795-1812
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 10.2 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "A Piece of the old/ U.S. Frigate/ Constitution"
Description: 
Fragment of wood with inscribed label affixed to side.
Gallery Label: 
The inscribed label indicated that this wood fragment came from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution," which fought and won many naval battles during the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group