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Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 6 x 4 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with very worn engraved inscription reading "John Hopper Died 6th Aug 1836 Aged 70 yrs 3 mths. 6 D."; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface, one torn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.7
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "John Hopper/Died 6th Aug 1836/Aged 70 yrs 3 mths. 6 D."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1836
eMuseum Object ID: 
28127
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1815
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 13.3 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "John Horn Died July 29, 1815 Aged 70 yrs. & 4 mos."; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.5
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "John Horn/Died July 29, 1815/Aged 70 yrs. & 4 mos."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
28126
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dried flowers from the funeral car of Abraham Lincoln

Classification: 
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Plant material
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 in. ( 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Dried flowers (4) from the funeral car of President Abraham Lincoln, 1865, folded in paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Object Number: 
243
Marks: 
written: on paper wrapper; "Taken from Funeral Car/ at president Lincoln's Funeral/ April 25, 1865/ C.C."
Gallery Label: 
After President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, his funeral train arrived in New York City early on April 24. The cortège followed a route from Desbrosses Street to City Hall Park, and Lincoln's body lay in state at City Hall from 1 p.m. until noon the next day, when the cortège traveled up Broadway to the depot of the Hudson River Railroad.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
27972
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nails from Curtis-Robinson House (in wooden box)

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood, iron, other metals, paint
Dimensions: 
box: 10 5/8 x 18 x 6 5/8 in. ( 27 x 45.7 x 16.8 cm )
Description: 
Black-painted wooden box with hinged lid and three interior compartments containing hand-forged iron nails said to be from the Curtis-Robinson House at Southington, CT, and other miscellaneous pieces of hardware.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy and Mr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Object Number: 
Z.1016
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper found inside box: "Middle Section / Nails from Curtis-Robinson / House / Southington, Conn." typewritten: on card nailed to front of box: "HAND FORGED NAILS / REMOVED WHILE DISMANTLING THE / 18TH-C CURTIS-ROBINSON HOUSE /
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
27947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified relic beam

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 36 1/2 in. ( 26.7 x 42.5 x 92.7 cm )
Description: 
Section of beam with wooden pegs embedded.
Object Number: 
Z.965
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
27912
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Relics from the "Niagara" in wooden frame (Souvenirs from battle of Lake Erie)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1813
Medium: 
Wood, fiber, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 26 x 6 in. ( 91.4 x 66 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Five relics from the "Niagara," including a mainstay, an eye bolt, a block and tackle, a dead eye, and a stanchion, removed from the vessel when she was raised from the bottom of Lake Erie in 1913.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard C. McKay
Object Number: 
1933.249a-e
Gallery Label: 
These relics were removed from the U.S. Brig "Niagara" when she was raised from the bottom of Lake Erie in 1913. Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the "Niagara" to victory over the British during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1813
eMuseum Object ID: 
27879
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wooden leg of Gouverneur Morris

Collections: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Highlight: 
Display this item in the highlights
Date: 
ca. 1780
Medium: 
Oak, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. ( 108 x 36.8 cm )
Description: 
Turned and carved oak prosthetic leg made in two sections; lower section tapers downward and has knob at base; upper section attached with metal ring and screws and forms U-shape with one side twice as long as the other; center of U lined with green leather; short side has slots for tie to secure leg; mounted on circular wooden base with metal rods.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Menzies
Object Number: 
1954.148
Gallery Label: 
This artifical limb was used by Founding Father Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816), who lost his left leg in a carriage accident at the age of twenty-eight. The gallant statesman was notorious for his many affairs, and rumors persisted that his injury resulted from jumping out a window to escape a jealous husband.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
27877
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 14.9 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Mary Brownhill Died 29th May 1840 Aged 78 Years"; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.4
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Mary Brownhill/Died 29th May 1840/Aged 78 Years"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
27874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of molded lead statue; traces of gilding on one side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of E. B. Coley
Object Number: 
1875.5
Gallery Label: 
The gilded statue of George III placed at Bowling Green by the British Government was torn from its pedestal by an angry mob just after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Fragments of the statue were transported to Litchfield, CT and made into bullets for the Revolutionary troops. It is believed that Connecticut Loyalists took some of the fragments and hid them in and around their homes. The donor found this one buried on his property
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1776
eMuseum Object ID: 
27815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 14 x 18 in. ( 10.2 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of molded lead statue; traces of gilding on one side; fragment may have been part of horse's body.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1878.7
Gallery Label: 
The gilded statue of George III placed at Bowling Green by the British Government was torn from its pedestal by a jubilant crowd after a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776. Fragments of the statue were transported to Litchfield, Connecticut and made into bullets for the Revolutionary troops. It is believed that Connecticut Loyalists took some of the fragments and hid them in and around their homes, for pieces such as this have been found buried in the area.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1776
eMuseum Object ID: 
27813
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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