Box of pins

Object Number: 
Z.52
Date: 
1812-1838
Medium: 
Iron, cardboard, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron pins with spherical heads in red cardboard box with glass window in top.
Gallery Label: 
These pins were made in the State Prison in Greenwich Village, New York City. They started being made at this prison when the war of 1812 shut off supplies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group