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Cincinnati, Ohio Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this token from the Cincinnati, Ohio postal workers. There is no information on the token to indicate when he received the tag. Cincinnati was a well-connected spot for America’s railroads in the late nineteenth century and Owney visited the city on several occasions. The tag, from the city’s “post office clerks” represented the approximately 250 men and women who worked as clerks in that office in the 1890s.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
POST OFFICE / CLERKS / CINCINNATI, O verso: JAS. MURDOCK JR./ 52 LONGWORTH ST. CIN. O
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in. (3.18 x 3.97 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.391
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Ohio

Glossary

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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