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Key from New York State Prison

Key from New York State Prison
Title
Key from New York State Prison
Date 
ca. 1796-1797
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 19.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Cast bronze key from the New York State Prison at the foot of Amos Street (now West 10th Street) by the Hudson River.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. A.P.M. Roome in memory of his late father, W.J. Roome
Object Number 
1880.16
Gallery Label 
This key locked the main door of Newgate Prison, the first New York State prison, built in 1796-97 at the foot of Amos Street (now West 10th Street) by the Hudson River.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group