Clay tobacco pipe fragments (3) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.454-456
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Clay
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 2.9 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (455), on bowl: "T.D."
Description: 
Clay tobacco pipe fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; bowl fragments; one inscribed with maker's mark and another with a cross inside a shield or coat of arms.
Gallery Label: 
These pipe fragments were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before or after 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. Tobacco residue on the interior of one of the bowl fragments (No. 456) indicates that it has been smoked.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group