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El Paso, Texas Owney tag

Description:

Owney’s visit to El Paso, Texas, was commemorated with this round silver tag that offered him one drink at the parlor of the city court house. The front of the tag features the image of a church, identified on the tag as the “old church age 270 years.” On the back of the tag, E.W. Ford scratched his name into it, probably to indicate that he presented the tag to Owney.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: EL PASO COURT HOUSE / E.W. FORT / GOOD FOR 1 DRINK AT THE PARLOR / EL PASO / TEX. / OLD CHURCH AGE 270 YEARS...
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.208
Place:
Texas
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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