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Shoe buckle fragment excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.545
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Bronze shoe buckle fragment excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; arched frame decorated with beaded design.
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