Cannon

Cannon
Title
Cannon
Date 
ca. 1812
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 65 x 9 in. ( 165.1 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
Iron cannon from War of 1812; lacking one trunnion.
Credit Line 
Gift of the D.E.H. Demolition Company, Inc. and Meyer Gach and Son through the N.Y. Housing Authority
Object Number 
1948.81.2
Gallery Label 
One of two cannons secured as condemned property from the U.S. Government by the Abeel family during the War of 1812 and erected as entrance gate posts at the business establishment of Abeel Brothers Iron and Steel Company, 190 South Street, between Oliver Street and James Slip. The site is now occupied by the Alfred E. Smith Housing Project.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group