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Canteen

Object Number: 
INV.5608.3
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. ( 20 x 14.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron canteen; curved and kidney-shaped with cylindrical mouthpiece and two circular loops for carrying strap on each side.
Gallery Label: 
This canteen was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a military camp on the east side of Broadway at Arden Street 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 canteen was probably carried by a British, Hessian, or Loyalist soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group