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Tableglass fragments (5) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.463-467
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
largest: 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 2.2 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Tableglass fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; colorless glass; three rim fragments; one ribbed body fragment; one base.
Gallery Label: 
This glass was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights. The base was part of a flip, and the other fragments were from flips, tumblers, or wine glasses. The vessels were probably owned by soldiers, by members of a soldier's family or by other civilians living in the camp, or were obtained from local residents.
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