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Shovel blade

Object Number: 
INV.5925.476
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 8 in. ( 24.1 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron shovel blade; flat and rectangular.
Gallery Label: 
This blade was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from Redoubt Number Four at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. West Point was built to control passage of the Hudson River, and to guard American military camps in the Hudson Highlands. The forks belonged to Continental Army soldiers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group