Coat and baggage checks from the steamboat "Mary Powell"

Object Number: 
1948.492a-g
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on each tag: "MARY POWELL/[a number]/COAT &/BAGGAGE ROOM"
Description: 
Seven brass coat and baggage checks from the Hudson River steamboat "Mary Powell," each stamped "MARY POWELL [a number] COAT & BAGGAGE ROOM"; in two sizes, two larger octagonal tags (f,g), and four smaller shield-shaped tags (a-d).
Gallery Label: 
These coat and baggage checks were used on the Hudson River steamboat "Mary Powell, which was built in 1861. The Mary Powell plied the Hudson River until 1917 and was sold to scrapping interests in 1919.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hudson River Day Line
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group