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Horseshoe excavated at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
INV.6200.332
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 12.1 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron horseshoe.
Gallery Label: 
This horseshoe was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The shoe may have been worn by a British or Hessian officer's horse, or by a horse used to transport supplies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group