Ice creeper excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.555
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 8.6 cm )
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 found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. Ice creepers were tied to the bottoms of soldiers' shoes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group