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Ax heads (2)

Ax heads (2)
Title
Ax heads (2)
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
largest: 6 x 3 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Iron ax heads.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
1947.591ab
Gallery Label 
These ax heads were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the barracks were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783. The axes were probably used to cut wood for huts and fortifications.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group