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Grand Rapids, Michigan Owney tag

Description:

This is one of six metal plates attached to Owney’s collar. The plate was given to the dog while he was visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan in September 1896. It notes that for Owney, at least, there was such a thing as a “free lunch,” at least in Grand Rapids. That year Owney also received a specially-engraved medal from the Butterfly Bench Show of Grand Rapids (object number 0.52985.336).

Date:
September 1896
Markings:
GRAND RAPID MICH SEPT. 1896/ FREE LUNCH FOR/ OWNEY
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (5.72 x 3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.487
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Michigan
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