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Honoree:
Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in. (3.18 x 3.97 cm)
Type:
Seals, Symbols & Signage
Place:
Ohio
United States of America
Date:
1888-1897
Description:
Owney received this token from the Cincinnati, Ohio postal workers. There is no information on the token to indicate when he received the tag. Cincinnati was a well-connected spot for America’s railroads in the late nineteenth century and Owney visited the city on several occasions. The tag, from the city’s “post office clerks” represented the approximately 250 men and women who worked as clerks in that office in the 1890s.
Object number:
0.052985.391
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.052985.391