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Keys (2)

Object Number: 
1880.15ab
Date: 
1730-1780
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron keys; cylindrical shafts with circular hand grips and rectangular tabs extending from end.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of A.P.M. Roome
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group