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Nails (2) from Trinity Church

Object Number: 
Z.1424ab
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 6 x 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
ink inscription: on envelope containing nails: "6/14/47 / These were picked up by a/laborer and presented to me. They/come from some old fixtures of/Trinity. I gave a few to Mr. Upjohn, /the architect, who said he'd consult Hammecher-Schlemmer or someon
Description: 
Two wrought iron nails from Trinity Church; nails have square heads and square, tapering shafts.
Gallery Label: 
These nails were used in building Trinity Church, located on Broadway at the head of Wall Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Seelav, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group