Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Key from Joshua Brookes House

Key from Joshua Brookes House
Title
Key from Joshua Brookes House
Date 
ca. 1820
Medium 
Steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/8 x 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 1 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Flat steel key with one straight edge and one serrated edge, coming to a point; circular loop at opposite end with string attached.
Object Number 
INV.813
Marks 
written: on envelope containing key: "Key from Joshua Brookes House, NY, c. 1820" stamped: on key: "82"
Gallery Label 
This key is supposedly from the house of Joshua Brookes (1773-1859). Brookes lived for many years at 403 Greenwich Street in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group