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Buttons and button fragments (33) excavated at a pre-Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5779.3-35
Date: 
1750-1760
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Tin buttons and button fragments excavated at a pre-Revolutionary War camp at Lake George in New York; some buttons are solid tin disks; most buttons are hollow, two-part tin disks; some of the buttons have wire loops on back for attachment to clothing; one fragment from a hollow button has an impressed basket design.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a camp at Lake George Village on Lake George, in New York. The buttons are probably of a type worn by the French Army, and possibly were worn by French soldiers stationed at the camp during the French and Indian War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group