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Plaque: fragment of wood from Charter Oak

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1688
Medium: 
Wood, metal paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 16.5 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Thin cross section of Charter Oak with paper label affixed with nails to front and brass ring for hanging.
Object Number: 
INV.826
Marks: 
handwritten: on paper label: "Charter oak/ from/ Hon Isaac W Stuart/ Hartford,/ Presented through/ Cha M Requa/ New York/ 1858"
Gallery Label: 
The Charter Oak of Hartford Connecticut was the tree in which the colony's liberal charter is said to have been hidden when, in 1687, British officials sought to confiscate it. When the tree fell in 1856, the property upon which it stood belonged to Isaac W. Stuart.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1688
eMuseum Object ID: 
26281
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spike mounted on wood block w/plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1819
Medium: 
Wood, metal, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 10 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 27.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Metal spike mounted on wooden block and labeled with brass plaque reading "GRANITE STATE."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havermeyer, Esq.
Object Number: 
1952.20
Marks: 
engraved: on brass plate: "U.S.S. GRANITE STATE" impressed: on spike: "U.S."
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the stake and wood block come from the U.S.S. Granite State, which served in the Civil War and was later stationed in Newport, R.I. It was later turned over to the N.Y. Naval reserve for use as their headquarters in the East River.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1819
eMuseum Object ID: 
26272
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 66 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Board cut from tree, irregular on one edge and straight on others; two metal loops for hanging.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. J. Mayhew Wainwright
Object Number: 
1941.237
Gallery Label: 
This fragment comes from the pear tree which was brought from Holland as a sapling by Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), the last director-general of New Netherland. The tree was planted at Stuyvesant's bouwery, or country estate, at what is now the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street. The tree stood until February, 1867, when a vehicle collided against it and sent it crashing to the ground.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
26246
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment and twine from Chinese junk Keying

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1847
Medium: 
Wood, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 11 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 27.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Long, narrow fragment of wood with inscribed paper label, and coil of twine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Connecticut Historical Society
Object Number: 
INV.303
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "Wood and string from the/ Chinese Junk Keying/ New York Aug 1847/ [Lemuel W. Terell/]"
Gallery Label: 
The label affixed to the wood fragment indicates that these artifacts come from a Chinese junk which was in New York Harbor in August of 1847.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1847
eMuseum Object ID: 
26243
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wallpaper fragment from Mount Vernon

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1790
Medium: 
paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Framed fragments of green wallpaper from Mount Vernon; four small fragments of green wallpaper with newspaper clipping; "G.Washington as a Wallpaper hanger..."
Object Number: 
INV.7550
Marks: 
printed: newspaper clipping; "G. WASHINGTON AS A WALLPAPER HANGER..."
Gallery Label: 
The fragments of green wallpaper are probably from the "New Room" or large dining room, that was added to Mount Vernon in the 1780s. The clipping that accompanies the paper, which reports that Washington himself, aided by the Marquis de Lafayette, his aide-de-camp, and Martha, hung the paper, is probably a myth.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
26239
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Piece of wood from the "Treaty Oak"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1654
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 14 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 36.8 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Section of hollow log with rectangular metal plaque inscribed "A PIECE OF THE 'TREATY OAK' / -UNDER WHICH- / THOMAS PELL MADE A TREATY / WITH THE INDIAN SACHEMS / FOR THE MANOR OF PELHAM / NOVEMBER 14 - 1654 / PRESENTED TO THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / BY HOWLAND PELL JANUARY 19 - 1912."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howland Pell
Object Number: 
INV.1062
Marks: 
etched: on metal plaque: "A PIECE OF THE 'TREATY OAK' / -UNDER WHICH- / THOMAS PELL MADE A TREATY / WITH THE INDIAN SACHEMS / FOR THE MANOR OF PELHAM / NOVEMBER 14 - 1654 / PRESENTED TO THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / BY HOWLAND PELL JANUARY 19 - 1912"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1654
eMuseum Object ID: 
26229
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of brick from Fort Amsterdam

Classification: 
Date: 
1626-1664
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of white brick.
Object Number: 
INV.14325
Gallery Label: 
A note affixed to the brick explains that it came from a building within the original Fort Amsterdam and that it is composed of shell mortar.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1664
eMuseum Object ID: 
26208
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment of the "Florida"

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 x 12 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Long, thin wood fragment with inscribed paper label.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Object Number: 
INV.1253e
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "Piece of the 'Florida'/Given to Mr. [Gregor?]"
Gallery Label: 
According to the label affixed to this fragment, it came from the ship "Florida."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
26207
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peg from Leisler's Half Moon

Classification: 
Date: 
1675-1700
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical wooden peg with document attached.
Object Number: 
INV.14324
Marks: 
hand written: on document: "PEG FROM/ FORTIFICATION/ KNOWN AS/ LEISLER'S/ HALF MOON, LOCATED FORMERLY/ AT BATTERY PARK/ CIRCA 1685"
Gallery Label: 
The document attached to this fragment indicates that it comes from "Leisler's Half Moon" (also known as Fort James), a fortification at the tip of Manhattan. Jacob Leisler helped to lead a colonial rebellion from 1689-1691 against the Catholic regime of James II of England. Leisler and his cohorts were virulently anti-Catholic and supported William of Orange in his claim to the English throne.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1700
eMuseum Object ID: 
26204
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Piece of wood siding from building in which Major André was confined

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 72.1 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Piece of wooden siding from building in North Castle, Westchester County, New York, in which Major André, a British spy, was confined; paper with inscription nailed to surface of board.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howland Pell
Object Number: 
INV.1067
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper nailed to surface of board: "A Piece of the Siding / of the Building at / North Castle Westchester Co / NY where Maj. André / was confined / presented by Howland Pell / Apr. 26. 1901"
Gallery Label: 
Major André, a British spy and accomplice of Benedict Arnold, was captured in late 1780.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
26193
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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