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George Anderson Owney tag

Description:

Owney received identification token while visiting Omaha, Nebraska. The token sports the name of George Anderson, and his position as a clerk in the post office at Omaha. The back of the token is dated 1892. Anderson, a Scottish immigrant, worked as a clerk for several years before transferring over to Omaha’s Free City Delivery service as a letter carrier. Tokens such as these were often attached to keys or luggage in case they were lost.

For similar tags, see object numbers 0.052985.31, 0.52985.119, 0.052985.135, 0.052985.143, 0.052985.144, 0.052985.146, 0.052985.192, 0.052985.196, 0.052985.201, 0.052985.209 and 0.052985.220.

Date:
1892
Markings:
GEO. ANDERSON / CLERK POST OFFICE / OMAHA / NEB. (on front) 1892 (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 7/8 x 1 5/16 in. (2.22 x 3.33 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.95.1
Place:
Nebraska

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