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Dirt from pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium

Classification: 
Date: 
2000
Medium: 
Earth; glass, plastic
Dimensions: 
Diameter (jar): 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (5.7 x 7 cm)
Description: 
Dirt, in glass specimen jar, collected from the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium after the game that sent the team to the 2000 World Series.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dustin N. Satloff
Object Number: 
2001.11
Gallery Label: 
This dirt was collected from the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium after the deciding game on October 17, 2000 that sent the Yankees to the World Series (known as the "Subway Series" because it pitted two New York teams against one another). It was given to the donor, a seven-year-old Yankee fan, by a friend who attended the game and convinced a groundskeeper to let him take a scoop of dirt from the mound. The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-1 in the series.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2000
eMuseum Object ID: 
44349
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fragment from the Dutch ship "Tyger"

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1610
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment from the Dutch expedition ship "Tyger."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. William Becker Van Alstyne, M.D.
Object Number: 
2001.3
Gallery Label: 
This small wooden fragment is a relic of the Dutch expedition ship "Tyger," sent to America in 1613 under the command of Adriaen Block. The "Tyger" burned and sank on the Hudson shore of Manhattan near what is now the intersection of Greenwich and Dey Streets. In 1916, workmen excavating the site for the IRT subway uncovered the ship's prow and keel. Portions were sawed off and preserved, but the rest is still there, twenty feet below street level.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1610
eMuseum Object ID: 
43459
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scarf pin

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Diamond-shaped wooden pin with slot for scarf on front, carved by a New York soldier imprisoned at Andersonville, Georgia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin W. Burch
Object Number: 
INV.10312b
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pin was carved from a piece of gopher wood by Simon Hulbert, a soldier with the 100th New York Infantry who died at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia on August 11, 1864.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ring

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Tin ring made from scrap metal at the Confederate prison in Andersonville, Georgia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin W. Burch
Object Number: 
INV.10312a
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this ring was fashioned out of an artillery shell fragment by Simon Hulbert, a soldier with the 100th New York Infantry who died at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia on August 11, 1864.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
42665
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cross section of Stuyvesant pear tree

Classification: 
Date: 
1650-1750
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
overall: 7 x 30 x 34 in.
Description: 
Cross section of pear tree mounted on wooden platform with inscription "Section of the Old Stuyvesant pear tree four feet from the ground. Presented by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
Object Number: 
1867.439
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: 
41622
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Glass window from O'Connell's Bar

Classification: 
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 51 x 22 in. ( 129.5 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Tamara W. Hill, in memory of the Wasserman Family: Judge Abe W. Wasserman, Mrs. Ruth Steinberg Wasserman, and Myra "Molly" Epstein, 2000
Object Number: 
2000.1
Gallery Label: 
Collected upon demolition of the premises, ca. 1966-67.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
40862
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth Stevens
Object Number: 
1973.52
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this fragment was taken from the "Jersey" a British prison ship that was anchored in Wallabout Bay and used to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
40350
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Keys (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
1730-1780
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron keys; cylindrical shafts with circular hand grips and rectangular tabs extending from end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of A.P.M. Roome
Object Number: 
1880.15ab
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, these keys were used at the New Gaol, a prison in City Hall Park in Manhattan that was used by British military authorities to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers and other patriots during the Revolutionary War.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
40349
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flowers from Grant's Tomb

Classification: 
Date: 
1885
Medium: 
Plant material
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Three small white flowers, two with short stems.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Object Number: 
239
Marks: 
handwritten: on accompanying envelope: "Flowers from Genl Grants Tomb/From the Floral Clock which pointed/to 8.08 A.M. the time of his/death on July 23rd 1885."
Gallery Label: 
These flowers are from a floral clock at the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), which pointed to 8:08 a.m., the time of Grant's death on July 23, 1885.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
40129
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Brick from Walton House

Classification: 
Date: 
ca.1770
Medium: 
Clay
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 18.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Clay brick from Old Walton House on Franklin Square in New York City, which was George Washington's residence in 1789.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Object Number: 
INV.1253c
Marks: 
written: in ink on paper glued to face of brick: "Brick from Old/Walton House (Frank-lin Square & Washington/Residence while in N.Y.) torn down in 1881/ Brick originally from England"
Gallery Label: 
This brick is from the Walton House on Franklin Square in New York City, which George Washington used as his residence in 1789. See Harper's Weekly.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1770
eMuseum Object ID: 
39737
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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