Shoe buckle fragment excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp in New York

Object Number: 
INV.5941.107
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 3.8 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Brass shoe buckle excavated at a military camp in Manhattan; arched frame with rounded corners.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at 171st Street and Fort Washington Avenue, within the area of a British and Hessian camp between 168th and 171st Streets, west of Broadway. In the summer and fall of 1778, the Hessian Von Donop Regiment occupied the camp upon returning to New York after the British evacuation of Philadelphia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group