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The Peale Family
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Charles Willson Peale
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Overall: 8 7/8 x 3 x 1/4 in. ( 22.5 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm )
Leather shoe sole.
This shoe sole was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The shoe may have been worn by a soldier or civilian living in the camp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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