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Shoe buckle excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.536
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Iron shoe buckle excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; arched, rectangular frame with rounded ends.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before or after the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. It was probably worn by a British, Hessian, or Loyalist officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group