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Shoe sole

Object Number: 
INV.5716.106
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 3 x 1/4 in. ( 22.5 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Leather shoe sole.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Creative: Tronvig Group