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Object Name Buckle, Shoe
Alternate Name Shoe Buckles
Date 1770-1780
Description Pair of silver shoe buckles. Each has a convex rectangular shape with rounded corners and abstract foliate decoration, and a fastening mechanism with steel tines. One buckle has a stamped mark on reverse of "DC" in a square.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Colonial, Richmond County, New York, HRT)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History These buckles belonged to Richard Conner (1723-1792) or Richard Conner II (1763-1853).

Richard Conner II was a lifelong resident of Staten Island. Mr. Conner farmed his family's land along what is now Rockland Avenue near Manor Road, owned and operated a sawmill in the same area, worked as a land surveyor, and held a long series of public offices. Among his positions were County Clerk (1799), Captain and later Lieutenant Colonel in the local militia (ca. 1800-1817), member of the State Assembly (1810), County Commissioner for the Partition of Lands (1819-ca. 1831), and County Surrogate (1820-1821). One of his notable accomplishments as a surveyor was to create maps of the towns of Castleton and Northfield, Staten Island, in 1797.
Earliest Date 1770
Latest Date 1780
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Accessory
Associated People Conner, Richard II
Catalog Number 34.001.0002.A-B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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