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Object ID 1885.001
Object Name Brick
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Anonymous Gift
Year Range from 1680
Year Range to 1687
Description Souvenir brick from the Tile house in New Castle: Flat yellow-brown brick with a large chipped area in one corner. It has an old type-written label affixed that reads: " Mar 1885 / Tile New Castle / House 1657" [with the 5 crudely changed to 8 in pencil]. This label has been both glued and taped on in the past. There is also another label affixed to one of the narrow sides reading: "Geo. Read / Jany 1780". The handwriting on this label compares favorably with Read documents in the DHS library collections.
Dimensions H-1.25 W-6.937 D-3.187 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Possibly George Read I
Subjects Bricks
Historic buildings
People Read I, George
Search Terms Bricks
Tile House
New Castle
George Read I
Material Earthenware
Place of Origin The Netherlands