Baltimore, Maryland Owney tag

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Description
Owney received this specially designed token from National Association of Post Office Clerks during their third national convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The tag is dated April 19, 1892, three years to the day before Owney would set out on his around the world journey. The clerks were appreciative fans of the dog early in his traveling career.
Honoree
Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
April 19, 1892
Object number
0.052985.116
Topic
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)
Popular Culture
Place
Maryland
Medium
metal; enamel / die cut
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm)
National Postal Museum
Type
Seals, Symbols & Signage