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Detroit, Michigan Owney tag

Description:

This metal shield-shaped tag was given to Owney on his visit to Detroit, Michigan, on November 11, 1893. Just as Owney’s presence in a city was an opportunity to interest the local press in an unusual story, Owney was a walking billboard for civic organizations and store owners. Owney’s Detroit tag advertised the city as the “Beautiful City of the Straights” to those who met the dog after his visit there.

Date:
November 11, 1893
Markings:
OWNEY / DETROIT, MICH. / BEAUTIFUL CITY / OF THE STRAITS / NOV.11.1893
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (5.72 x 6.35 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.92
Place:
Michigan

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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