Animation of the Day: Flint Wrap from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

By Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

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Today’s animation is a lead flint wrap from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. This artifact  is part of a larger collection of artifacts from the Battle of Bladensburg on loan to the Virtual Curation Laboratory to be scanned for its upcoming bicentennial on August 24th. Such lead wraps were used to secure the flints used in flintlock guns. Printed and painted replicas were presented on March 15, 2014, to Ruth Trocolli, Archaeologist for Washington, D.C. and Richard Ervin, Senior Archaeologist for the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Ruth Trocolli holds up a replica flint wrap that has been printed and painted in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Ruth Trocolli holds up a replica flint wrap that has been printed and painted in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Richard Irvin shows the detailing present on the painted replica, including the artifact label.

A close up shows detailing present on the painted replica, including the artifact label.

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Categories: 19th century, Animation of the day, arms and armament, Battle of Bladensburg, Gallery, War of 1812 | Leave a comment

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