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Cross section of branch from battle of Gettysburg

Classification: 
Date: 
1863-1870
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 2.9 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of tree or branch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen C. Marsh
Object Number: 
1949.43
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this fragment came from a tree in Gettysburg located near the "bloody angle," where fighting was particularly heavy.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
8199
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of wood from near spot where Burgoyne surrendered

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 4 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of tree or branch with paper label affixed to one side.
Object Number: 
INV.819
Marks: 
handwritten: on label: "Piece of the tree near/ the place where/ Burgoin [sic] surrendered"
Gallery Label: 
According to a note affixed to the object, it came from a tree near the place where Burgoyne surrendered.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
8198
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree w/label

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Irregularly shaped fragment of wood with inscribed label affixed to one side.
Object Number: 
INV.832
Marks: 
written: in ink on label: "Piece of the Stuyvesant/ Pear Tree. Brought/ from Holland in 1647/ cut down in 1867."
Gallery Label: 
According to the note affixed to this fragment, 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: 
8194
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood from tree under which George Fox preached w/docu. and label

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1844
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 3 x 1 in. ( 18.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, sawn fragment of wood with inscribed paper label affixed to one side.
Object Number: 
INV.830
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "George Fox Oak/ Presented to/ RS Haviland/ by/ Mary [?]ock/ Flushing BiCentennial/ 5th Mo 29th 1895"
Gallery Label: 
A note found with the object dating from 1955 states that this fragment of the George Fox Oak had been in the posession of the Haviland family of Chappaqua for 55 years. George Fox was a Quaker preacher who preached beneath this tree in Flushing, Queens.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1844
eMuseum Object ID: 
8193
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Framed fragment of Union flag from Fort Sumter

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Textile, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 12.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Piece of the Union flag lowered at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the commencement of the Civil War; wrapped in white paper with inscription handwritten in pencil and matted below paper with typewritten inscription; gold-painted frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eyre
Object Number: 
1958.40b
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper containing relic: "The last[?] piece / Fort Sumter Flag" typewritten: on paper matted above relic: "Shred of the Union flag lowered at Fort / Sumpter[sic], South Carolina at the commence- / ment of the Civil War, April, 18
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
8008
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of wood from Charter Oak

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1688
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 8 in. ( 5.1 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of tree branch with bark still around outside; paper label affixed to one side with nails.
Credit Line: 
Gift of I.W. Stuart
Object Number: 
INV.839
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "Wood from the Charter Oak/ New-York Historical Society/ With the compliments of/ JWStuart./ Charter Oak Place./ Oct 6th 1856"
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 the donor, Isaac W. Stuart.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1688
eMuseum Object ID: 
7758
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from the "Merrimac" w/document

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Wood, paper, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 in. ( 0.6 x 26 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment with paper note attached with red string.
Object Number: 
INV.835
Marks: 
written: in ink on note: "Piece of the/ Merrimac"
Gallery Label: 
According to the attached note, this fragment is part of the "Merrimac."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
7755
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hinge

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Metal H-shaped hinge with curved sides, rusted.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.16
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
7509
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment of coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of metal coffin plate, badly corroded and cracked, with irregular outline.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.15
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
7508
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 0.6 x 14 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal coffin plate with rounded corners, with illegible remains of inscription eaten away by effects of corrosion.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.14
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
7507
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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