Travel/ medallion

Object Number: 
2002.1.3150
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A silver and silver filigree frame around a silver central plaque to form a small delicate metal card that was an annual railway pass. Set onto the filigree in silver "Rio Grande Southern Railroad/ Pass 1892/ Silverton R.R." Engraved into the central plaque Geo. W. Boyd/ No. 182/ Otto Mears/ Pres't". The Rio Grande Southern Railroad was a narrow gauge railroad that ran through southern Colorado from Ridgeway to Durango to support the silver industry from 1889 until 1901 when a decline in silver mining and an increase in the expansion of transcontinental railways begin to marginalize the smaller systems and eventually absorb them.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group