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Wood fragment and twine from Chinese junk Keying

Object Number: 
INV.303
Date: 
1840-1847
Medium: 
Wood, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 11 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 27.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: on label: "Wood and string from the/ Chinese Junk Keying/ New York Aug 1847/ [Lemuel W. Terell/]"
Description: 
Long, narrow fragment of wood with inscribed paper label, and coil of twine.
Gallery Label: 
The label affixed to the wood fragment indicates that these artifacts come from a Chinese junk which was in New York Harbor in August of 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Connecticut Historical Society
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group