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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this railway baggage check token while visiting the Washington, DC depot of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The depot was located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 2nd Street, NW, an area now used for parking. Owney visited the nation’s capital on a number of occasions; there is nothing on this token to indicate when it was given to the traveling canine.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
B&O RR / 40 / WASHINGTON CITY / DEPOT
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.45 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.387
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
District of Columbia
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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