The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will be closed for renovations from August 31, 2014 through December 2016. Please check back in the fall for details of our exciting new galleries and installations.
Museum Collection Highlights
Mrs. Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1786-1851)
Watercolor on ivory
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Brass object; hollow, rounded cone comprised of top and bottom halves that screw together.
Gift of Thomas Muir
This object was found in June, 1890 by Thomas Muir at the breastworks of Green Island, on the north end of Clay Island in Lake George, New York. According to its accession sheet, the object is a shell bullet used to carry messages during the Revolutionary War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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