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San Antonio, Texas Owney tag

Object Details

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On View
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Date
1888-1897
Object number
0.052985.198
Description
While in San Antonio, Texas, Owney received a coin commemorating the Alamo, the site of a famous battle between Mexico and Texas. The round metal coin centers an image of the Alamo between the phrase, “Remember the Alamo.” About one hundred eighty-nine men, including such famous figures in American history as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, died defending the Alamo in March 1836. There is no available information to indicate when this tag was presented to Owney.
Topic
Popular Culture
Place
Texas
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm)
Data Source
National Postal Museum
Type
Seals, Symbols & Signage
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8a43779da-c776-4087-8174-970d7da979ed
Record ID
npm_0.052985.198

San Antonio, Texas Owney tag

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