Iron keys; cylindrical shafts with circular hand grips and rectangular tabs extending from end.
According to accession records, these keys were used at the New Gaol, a prison in City Hall Park in Manhattan that was used by British military authorities to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers and other patriots during the Revolutionary War.
Gift of A.P.M. Roome
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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