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Buttons (2) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.427-428
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Pewter buttons excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; disk-shaped.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton and others prior to or aft er the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights. They were possibly worn by Hessian soldiers, whose buttons were unnumbered.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group