Grand Rapids, Michigan Owney tag
This is one of six metal plates attached to Owney’s collar. The plate was given to the dog while he was visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan in September 1896. It notes that for Owney, at least, there was such a thing as a “free lunch,” at least in Grand Rapids. That year Owney also received a specially-engraved medal from the Butterfly Bench Show of Grand Rapids (object number 0.52985.336).