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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Silver, bone
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description 
Silver and bone button; thin silver face with stamped floral design in center over bone back; roped border.
Object Number 
INV.5924.678
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a military camp on the Colonial Dyckman farm, at 204th Street between Seaman and Payson Avenues in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The button may have been worn by a civilian or an officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group