Snuff box excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.517a-k
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 6 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron snuff box excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; rectangular box with rounded sides.
Gallery Label: 
This snuff box was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, in Hut No. 41 at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th Street in Washington Heights. It belonged to a British or Hessian soldier.
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