Tombstone of Michael Cresap.
Stone, oak, other wood, paint, brass
Overall: 38 x 35 x 6 1/4 in. ( 96.5 x 88.9 x 15.9 cm )
Tombstone of Michael Cresap in oak frame with open top and squared side posts with large mushroom finials; tombstone with arched top carved with highly stylized human face with wings(?), possibly an angel, and inscription; framed stone mounted on gray-painted rectangular wooden base with inscribed brass plaque.
Gift of the Rector, Churchwardens, and Vestrymen of Trinity Church
carved: on face of tombstone: "In Memory of / Michael Cresap First Capt. / Of the Rifle Batalions[sic] / And Son to Col. Thomas / Cresap. Who Departed this / Life Octob. the 18, 1775"
impressed: on brass plaque affixed to wooden base: "THE GIFT OF / the Rector Churchwardens and Vestrymen / Of / TRINITY CHURCH / To / The New York Historical Society / MDCCCLXVII"
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