Announcement

New-York Historical will be closed for the holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, November 24-25. We are open for regular hours on Friday, November 26.

Tobacco pipe fragments (2) excavated at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
INV.6200.337-338
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Clay
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (337), on exterior of bowl, facing smoker: "TD" (enclosed by circle border) stamped: (338) , on bottom of heel: "27"
Description: 
Clay tobacco pipe fragments; bowl fragments; one stamped with mark on heel, the other has mark on exterior of bowl.
Gallery Label: 
These pipes were excavated on May 20, 1922 by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. Tobacco residue on the interior of one of the bowls (No. 337) indicates that the pipe had been smoked before it was thrown away.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group