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Jackson, Mississippi Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this identification token from W. M. Bettersworth of Jackson, Mississippi. The token is dated1895. The token’s design shows that Bettersworth was a member of the Knights of Pythius, the “FCB” in the design standing for “friendship, charity, and benevolence.” There is no information with the token to indicate Bettersworth relationship with the Post Office Department, if any.

Date:
1895
Markings:
WM BETTERSWORTH/ JACKSON/ MISS/ 1895
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/8 in. (2.86 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.483
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Mississippi

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