The first round of objects that was collected during our inaugural Open Archiving Hours on February 17, 2018
Dug up in the rubble of the 3rd Avenue construction.
Found in the alley way for the former box factory on Union and Nevins
Historically used as packing peanuts when shipping fine china to the US from Asia.
Found in the space that now houses the Gowanus Souvenir Shop during renovations.
Typical of the items you can still find on the industrial streets of Gowanus
This is how the wooden planks on the sides of the canal were secured
Still can be seen in some old Brownstones today
Purchased by a group of artists in 2005 and turned into an arts center
Chunk from the Coignet Building on 3rd and 3rd
Water damage caused by the flooding of the Gowanus Canal during Hurricane Sandy
As toxic and Beautiful as the Gowanus Canal itself
21st Century Trash
Bluestone pulled out of the 1st Street Basin
Typical of Dutch hand-painted tiles
A tiny toy horse fragment
A typical button of Dutch settlers
Parts of a buckle with embellishments
A 3 lb cannonball from the Battle of Brooklyn. Found in the backyard of a Red Hook resident