Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"

Object Number: 
1973.52
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wood fragment.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth Stevens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group