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Dragoon helmet

Object Number: 
1938.249
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Leather, iron, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. ( 21.6 x 29.2 x 23.5 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on iron bands above visor: "Staudthuis[sic] / 1702"
Description: 
Black leather helmet with rounded crown, iron strapwork, crescent-shaped crest, and visor; band of linen with drawstring on interior.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this helmet was found by workmen dismantling an old Dutch farmhouse in Brooklyn ca. 1890-1900 and then purchased from the workers who found it by a policeman named Stokes. The helmet has been associated with New Amsterdam's Stadthuis (Stadt Huys) or town hall and the eighteenth-century New York City Guard. Neither of these associations, however, can be confirmed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group