Winter Soldier

Date:
1975
Creator:
Don Troiani

Illustration, National Park Service

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0004
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Canteen

Date:
1750-1870
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Wood, iron. H 8.8, D 16.5 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0016
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Creepers

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

Strapped to shoes or boots, ice creepers or cleats, allowed the soldier to cross frozen surfaces.

Description (physical):

Iron, leather. L 10.2, W 3.2, H 5.1 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1313
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Fork

Date:
1750-1820
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Wood, brass. L 19.1 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1172
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Pocket Knife

Date:
1750-1850
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Iron alloy, wood. L 18.6 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 868
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Razor

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

Soldiers used the straight razor for shaving.

Description (physical):

Steel, wood. L 14.7 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0020
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Pipe

Date:
c. 1770
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Clay. H 3.8, L 5.5 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1489
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Mouth Harp

Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

Musical instrument also called a jew's-harp. This example lacks the steel vibrator.

Description (physical):

Iron. L 5.6 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1327
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

French Playing Cards

Date:
c. 1774
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection
Description (physical):

Paper. L 8.3, W 5.5 cm

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 1223; 1779; 1781; 1782; & 1283
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Two Officers

Date:
1975
Creator:
Don Troiani
Publisher/Studio:
George C. Neumann Collection

At left is a staff officer to a general, as indicated by the green plume. At right is a light infantry officer of a New England regiment.

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0024
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park