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Grapeshot

Object Number: 
1962.79
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Iron grapeshot.
Gallery Label: 
This grapeshot was cut out of a window casing of the Colonial Kip house, on 35th Street east of Second Avenue in Manhattan. The shot was probably fired on September 14, 1776 by a British frigate during a cannonade that preceded a landing of British troops on the island the next day.
Credit Line: 
Gift of A.M. Clarke
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group