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Ax head

Object Number: 
INV.5924.577
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron ax head excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This ax head was found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. Soldiers would have used the ax to cut wood for huts and fortifications.
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