Thimble excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.3
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass thimble excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This thimble was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights. The thimble possibly belonged to a tailor, to a member of a soldier's family, or to a civilian living in the camp.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group