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Buttons

Object Number: 
INV.5716.45-46
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Pewter gaiter buttons; flat disks.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The buttons were probably worn on soldiers' uniform gaiters.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group