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Railway Mail Service Superintendent Owney tag

Description:

Owney’s best friends among postal employees were the railway mail clerks who rode with him on trains. While in Boston, Massachusetts, Owney often spent time visiting not only the general city post office, but also the Railway Mail Service offices. At the time of this visit, the Division Superintendent of the RMS for Boston was Edward J. Ryan, who had started his career as a railway mail service clerk in 1868, riding the Boston and Albany Railway Post Office for $1,400 a year. The pride of the Railway Mail Service workers is evident in their boast of being “First in Everything” on this tag.

Date:
April 27, 1892
Markings:
literal: FIRST IN / EVERYTHING / OFFICE / SUPT. RAILWAY / MAIL SERVICE / BOSTON / MASS. / APRIL 27TH 1892
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.45 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.148
Place:
Massachusetts

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