We'd like to extend our gratitude to the following who helped make this exhibit and featured collection possible: Elizabeth Hisey, Mary Ann Bowman, Donald Sundman, Janet Klug, Katie Burke, Cheryl Ganz, Helen Fowler, Lloyd De Vries, Michael Devaney, the American First Day Cover Society, and its Cachetmakers Association.
Further information about first day covers can be found at:
Further information about Owney can be explored on our website:
All of the Owney-related blog posts can be found here
Plenty of Owney-related material can be found here including articles, objects, original artwork, and an e-book.
Or in these publications in our museum's library:
Owney: Mascot of the Railway Mail Service, text compiled by James H. Bruns, 1992
Owney, the Postal Dog: A True Story by Avah W. Hughes, 1935
A Small Dog's Big Life: Around the World With Owney, by Irene Kelly, 2005
Owney: Mascot of the Railway Mail Service, by Carl H. Scheele, 1967
A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot, by Dirk Wales, illustrated by Diane Kenna, 2003
Owney, the Post Office Dog and other Great Dog Stories, compiled and edited by Joe L. Wheeler, 2004