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Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 1 13/16 × 3 1/8 × 1/16 in. (4.6 × 7.94 × 0.16 cm)
Type:
Seals, Symbols & Signage
Place:
New York
Date:
1888-1897
Description:
Owney may have received this token from a letter carrier. The token is actually a cap badge style worn by U.S. letter carriers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The badge is number 73 from the Brooklyn, New York, post office. There is no additional information to indicate the name of the person who gave this token to Owney, or when it was received. The city of Brooklyn was one Owney visited several times during his travels, and he received at least seven tokens during those visits.
Topic:
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Postal Employees  Search this
Popular Culture  Search this
Object number:
0.052985.57
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f4727daa-469c-4257-9483-e92ce0cb29bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.052985.57