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Alfred V. Friedrich luggage Owney tag

Description:

In addition to hundreds of metal tokens, Owney received some leather tags. This tag was produced by Alfred V. Friedrich. Friedrich owned a shoe store in Traverse City, Michigan and was named the town’s postmaster on March 1, 1891. Among the railway lines that passed through Traverse City during Owney’s lifetime were the Michigan Central, the Chicago & West Michigan and Grand Rapids & Indian railroads.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
ALFRED / V / FRIEDRICH / GOOD SHOES
Medium:
leather
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.76 x 3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.96.6
Place:
Michigan

Glossary

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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