Silver shoe buckles, about 1779
These buckles, worn by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Posey of the Seventh Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War, were donated to the Smithsonian by his granddaughter in 1921. In her letter to curators, she wrote that her grandfather "Danced at Stony Point in these buckles." Stony Point, New York, was the site of a Continental Army victory in 1779.
Jewelry, Revolutionary War, Shoes
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