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Museum Collection Highlights
Castle Garden, New York City
Oil on canvas (relined)
Artist/Maker:Jasper Francis Cropsey
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Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"
Overall: 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 3.8 cm )
Gift of Elizabeth Stevens
According to the donor, this fragment was taken from the "Jersey" a British prison ship that was anchored in Wallabout Bay and used to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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