Arago: Hotel Room Key Tokens

Up
Hotel Room Key Tokens

Paxton Hotel Owney tag

Description:

This round, metal, brass hotel key tag marked Owney’s visit to the Paxton Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. The hotel was named for a prominent local businessman, William A. Paxton (1837-1907). There is no available information to indicate when this tag was presented to Owney. The tag was originally manufactured by W. W. Wilcox, of Chicago, which was a major manufacturer of railroad baggage tags and similar metal items in the late nineteenth century. Wilcox manufactured additional baggage tags that ended-up in Owney’s possession.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: PAXTON HOTEL / U82 / OMAHA / NEB
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/8 in. (3.49 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.179
Place:
Nebraska

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Lancaster House Owney tag
  • Lawrence House Owney tag
  • Leland House Hotel Owney tag
  • Leland House Hotel Owney tag
  • Manitoba Hall Owney tag
  • Manitoba Hotel Owney tag
  • McCabe House Owney tag
  • New Jordan House Owney tag
  • O'Connor's Hotel Owney tag
  • Ogden House Owney tag
  • Paso Robles Hotel Owney tag
  • Paxton Hotel Owney tag
<
>

1 2 3 4 5