Framed set of lead pencils (13) excavated at Revolutionary War sites in New York

Framed set of lead pencils (13) excavated at Revolutionary War sites in New York
Title
Framed set of lead pencils (13) excavated at Revolutionary War sites in New York
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Lead
Dimensions 
largest: 3 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 9.5 x 1 cm )
Description 
Lead pencils; cylindrical or flat and rectangular; some are pointed at one end.
Object Number 
INV.5617.1-13
Gallery Label 
These pencils were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Revolutionary War sites in New York, including the American forts and barracks at West Point in Orange County, the British camp at Richmond, Staten Island, and the British camps at Fort George and on the Dyckman farm in Manhattan. Soldiers probably used the pencils to write letters, and engineers may have used them to draft maps and plans.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group