Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830

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In the early 1800s, tourists visiting Plymouth Rock were provided a hammer so that they could take a piece of the rock as a souvenir. By 1880, what was left of the rock was fenced off within a memorial.
Gift of the heirs of Mrs. Virginia L. W. Fox, 1911
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Virginia L. W. Fox
Physical Description
stone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 10.795 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition
Souvenir Nation
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Plymouth
1830
Object Name
rock fragment
ID Number
PL.012058
catalog number
012058
accession number
52309