Buckles (3) excavated at various Revolutionary War sites

Buckles (3) excavated at various Revolutionary War sites
Title
Buckles (3) excavated at various Revolutionary War sites
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron, pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Iron or pewter buckles and buckle fragments excavated at various Revolutionary War sites in Washington Heights; includes a pierced, decorated pewter shoe buckle frame, an iron knee buckle, and an iron shoe buckle chape with tongue.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6075.245-247
Gallery Label 
These buckles were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at various sites in Washington Heights. They were stored as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics in the Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue. The decorated shoe buckle possibly belonged to an officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group