JUST ADDED ON 5/2 - GETTYSBURG - DEVIL'S DEN - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Unknown Iron Artifact
An unknown iron artifact (4 1/4 inches long) - possibly some kind of pull - that definitely appears to be from the 19th century. It does not look like something that had a specific military use, but of course that does not mean it was not connected to the battle. It also might be something related to civilian life in Gettysburg. It was found at Devil's Den in the area between the now famous battlefield landmark and Big Round Top. This artifact was a part of the collection of Iva Rosensteel, sister of George Rosensteel (founder of the Gettysburg National Museum and the famous Electric Map) so the provenance could not be better. This is the first time that this artifact is being offered for public sale and I feel very privileged in the opportunity to offer it. The Rosensteels were, of course, the most famous artifact collecting family in Gettysburg and the bulk of the relics on display at today's Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center come from the Rosensteels. A provenance letter will be provided with this relic.