Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 5 pm on Friday, October 31 for the DiMenna Children's History Museum Halloween party. For ticket information, click here.

Barshot

Barshot
Title
Barshot
Date 
1775-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 x 3 1/2 in. ( 33 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Iron bar shot; two half-circles connected by rectangular bar.
Credit Line 
Gift of C.K. Johnson
Object Number 
1934.133
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this bar shot was found by the donor in Dutchess County, New York. Bar shot was a kind of artillery ammunition that expanded and came apart when fired from a cannon.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group