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Shoe buckle excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.540
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass 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. The buckle was found on Payson Avenue and 204th Street. It was probably worn by a British, Hessian, or Loyalist private.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group