Owney

Owney
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Image by Smithsonian Institution
Description: Owney was a stray who wandered into the Albany, New York, post office in 1888. The clerks let him stay the night, and he fell asleep on a pile of empty mailbags. Owney was attracted to the texture or scent of the mailbags and began to follow them, onto mail wagons and then onto . Owney began to ride with the bags on Railway Post Office (RPO) train cars across the state, and then the country. The RPO clerks adopted Owney as their , marking his travels by placing medals and tags from his stops on his collar.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Medium unknown

Culture: American

Geography: USA

Date: 1895

Collection: Owney Collection

Persistent URL: http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?t=5&id=3410&q=A.2008-41

Repository: National Postal Museum

Accession number: A.2008-41


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Comments

    • antoniaantilope
    • July 18, 2011

    Nice little puppy. I like dog photographs a lot and this one is a very nice shot! 🙂
    I wonder what he’s thinking :)))

    Yours Antonia
    Admin of the Group "Greatest Photographs in 2009"

    • dogsbylori
    • July 18, 2011

    This is a great dog photo! He looks happy!

    • chrisfreeland2002
    • July 18, 2011

    I included this photo on the Wikipedia page for Owney & linked back here. Thanks for making these great images available!
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owney

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