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Albany, New York Owney tag

Description:

This is one of six metal plates attached to Owney’s collar. The scalloped-edged plate bearing his name was attached to his collar by the workers at the Albany, New York post office. Owney began his travels from Albany and that city’s postal workers considered him to be part of their postal family. There is no information to indicate when this plate was attached to Owney’s collar.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
OWNEY/ POST OFFICE/ ALBANY, N.Y.
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (7.3 x 3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.490
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
New York

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