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Davenport, Iowa Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this aptly designed dog house license tag while visiting Davenport, Iowa in 1894. The license number, 944, is printed on the side of the dog house. The license was probably purchased for Owney by his postal worker friends, who were likely the ones to have inscribed the initials “P.O.“ (Post Office) on the back.

Date:
1894
Markings:
literal: 1984 / DAVENPORT / 944 figurative: Dog-house with dog poking head out of door
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. (3.49 x 3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.377
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Iowa

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