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Ax head

Ax head
Title
Ax head
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.5924.577
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group