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W.C. Munsey & Co. Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this trade check token during his travels. The token indicates that it is good for 10-cents off at “W.C. Munsey & Co.” on one side, and includes the name “Palace” and “Barber Shop & Bath House” on the other. San Francisco, California had a large and famous hotel known as the “Palace,” but at this time there is no known connection between that hotel and “W.C. Munsey & Co.”

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
GOOD FOR/ 10c/ W.C. MUNSEY & CO. (on front) BARBER SHOP BATH HOUSE PALACE (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Diameter (without attachment): 1 3/8 in. (3.49 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.456
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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