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Vancouver Hotel Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this hotel baggage check token while visiting the Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The hotel operated from 1887-1916. Owney is known to have made at least a half dozen trips across the border into Canada during his lifetime. The date Owney received this token is undetermined, but it is known that visited the area in 1895. Another famous world traveler, Mark Twain, stayed at the same hotel in mid August 1895 while on a lecture tour. There is no evidence the two ever crossed paths, but the hotel was evidently the choice for world travelers, human and canine alike.

Date:
c. 1895
Markings:
VANCOUVER / HOTEL / VANCOUVER / 227 / BAGGAGE
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 13/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.6 x 3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.72
Place:
British Columbia & Vancouver Island (British colony; Canadian province)
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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