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Key from New York State Prison

Object Number: 
1880.16
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. A.P.M. Roome in memory of his late father, W.J. Roome
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group