Piece of wood siding from building in which Major André was confined

Object Number: 
INV.1067
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 72.1 x 15.6 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper nailed to surface of board: "A Piece of the Siding / of the Building at / North Castle Westchester Co / NY where Maj. André / was confined / presented by Howland Pell / Apr. 26. 1901"
Description: 
Piece of wooden siding from building in North Castle, Westchester County, New York, in which Major André, a British spy, was confined; paper with inscription nailed to surface of board.
Gallery Label: 
Major André, a British spy and accomplice of Benedict Arnold, was captured in late 1780.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Howland Pell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group