Leather, iron, linen
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. ( 21.6 x 29.2 x 23.5 cm )
painted: on iron bands above visor: "Staudthuis[sic] / 1702"
Black leather helmet with rounded crown, iron strapwork, crescent-shaped crest, and visor; band of linen with drawstring on interior.
According to the accession records, this helmet was found by workmen dismantling an old Dutch farmhouse in Brooklyn ca. 1890-1900 and then purchased from the workers who found it by a policeman named Stokes. The helmet has been associated with New Amsterdam's Stadthuis (Stadt Huys) or town hall and the eighteenth-century New York City Guard. Neither of these associations, however, can be confirmed.
Gift of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.