Plymouth Rock fragment with painted inscription, 1830

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Description
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
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition
Souvenir Nation
1830
ID Number
PL.012058
catalog number
012058
accession number
52309
Credit Line
Virginia L. W. Fox
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Plymouth
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
National Museum of American History
Object Name
rock fragment