Ice creeper excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.50
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 3 x 1 1/8 in.
Description: 
Iron ice creeper excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; flat, rectangular body with four short legs; two loops extend from top of body.
Gallery Label: 
This ice creeper was excavated on June 30, 1918 by the Field Exploration Committee, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights. Ice creepers were tied to the bottom of soldiers' shoes or boots.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group