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Trowel

Object Number: 
INV.14124
Date: 
ca. 1909
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 7/8 x 4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 30.2 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "HENRY HUDSON MONUMENT/ SPUYTEN DUYVIL HILL/ CORNER STONE LAID UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE/ HUDSON FULTON CELEBRATION COMMISSION/ BY/ Hon Charles B. Hughes./ GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/ ASSISTED BY THE/ MISSES HELENA COX, DORO
Description: 
Cast silver and wooden trowel with a turned, wooden handle with a silver tip, stepped cylindrical handle socket and a bent stem with a diamond-shaped joint; diamond-shaped blade engraved, "HENRY HUDSON MONUMENT/ SPUYTEN DUYVIL HILL/ CORNER STONE LAID UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE/ HUDSON FULTON CELEBRATION COMMISSION/ BY/ Hon Charles B. Hughes./ GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/ ASSISTED BY THE/ MISSES HELENA COX, DOROTHY RADLEY/ AND JANE McKELVEY./ SEPTEMBER 27, 1909/ TROWEL USED BY/ GOVERNOR/ HUGHES."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group