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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this dog tax license token while visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. According to stories in some US newspapers, Owney was once detained in Canada for not having a valid dog license. Perhaps his postal clerk friends purchased this token for him in 1895 in the hopes he would have a trouble-free visit in Winnipeg.

Date:
1895
Markings:
C.L.P. / 1895/ WINNIPEG/ DOG TAX/ 125
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 1 in. (2.54 x 2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.431
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
CANADA (British commonwealth nation)
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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