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Shoe buckle excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.529
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Brass shoe buckle excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; arched rectangular frame with rounded sides; decorated with indeterminate designs; frame pierced with holes.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated on October 6, 1936 by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, at Payson Avenue and Beak Street in Washington Heights. Decorated buckles were usually owned by officers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group