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Shoe buckles

Object Number: 
INV.5716.112-115
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/2 x 2 x 1 in. ( 1.3 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Two with rectangular and other two with circular frames; two buckles decorated with lines.
Gallery Label: 
These buckles were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group