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Photograph of Railway Post Office mascot Owney and mail carrier

Description:

Owney was a mongrel dog who became the unofficial mascot of the Railway Mail Service in the 1890s. He traveled on mail trains all through the United States and even made a trip around the world on mail steamers. He is shown here posed with an unidentified mail carrier.

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
c. 1895
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Museum ID:
A.2008-35
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

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