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Dog License Tokens

District of Columbia Owney tag

Description:

Owney was given this District of Columbia dog license tag in 1890. The license allowed Owney to legally travel along the streets of the nation’s capital. The dog license is number “1821.” There is nothing with the tag to indicate who purchased it for the dog to wear.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: 1890/ DISTRICT of COLUMBIA (on front) figurative: picture of setter literal: 1821 (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. (3.02 x 3.02 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.422
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
District of Columbia
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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