Railroad Hotel Owney tag

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Description
Owney received this creatively shaped hotel room key token for room #33 during a stop along the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad line at Van Horne, Iowa. The token has no date, Owney traveled through Iowa several times during his travels, and it could have been given to him anytime between 1888 and 1897.
Honoree
Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897
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National Postal Museum Collection
1888-1897
Object number
0.052985.18
Topic
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)
Popular Culture
Place
Iowa
Medium
metal (brass)
Dimensions
Height x Width x Depth: 3 3/4 × 2 9/16 × 1/16 in. (9.53 × 6.51 × 0.16 cm)
National Postal Museum
Type
Seals, Symbols & Signage