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Personal item

Object Number: 
2002.1.3226
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
2 x 1 1/8 in.
Description: 
A thin flat gray metal military identification tag, or 'dog tag'. This tag was probably issued during World War II and is stamped with the name "Janisswski Alphonse E.", Military Identification number "RA12270280", and indications of blood type and religion, in this case "O" and "C" for Catholic. Pierced for hanging from a chain and with the notorious tooth notch in the outer edge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group