Wood fragment from the frigate "Constitution"

Wood fragment from the frigate "Constitution"
Title
Wood fragment from the frigate "Constitution"
Date 
1795-1812
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 10.2 x 6 cm )
Description 
Fragment of wood with inscribed label affixed to side.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1941.831
Marks 
hand written: on label: "A Piece of the old/ U.S. Frigate/ Constitution"
Gallery Label 
The inscribed label indicated that this wood fragment came from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution," which fought and won many naval battles during the War of 1812.
Provenance 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group