Hobo Signs zine

  • Hobo Signs zine

Beginning in the 1870s, newspaper reporters wrote incendiary stories of organized tramp armies, equipped with secret signs and symbols that enabled their train hopping, begging, and stealing. One hundred and fifty years later, modern Americans are convinced that hobo signs are authentic history. We’re not so sure-this zine presents original newspaper articles from the 1870s through the 1930s, and a summary of our own opinions as well as photographs from our own archives of hobo graffiti.

➵ 32 pages
➵ Black and white zine
➵ 100 lb cover, 80 lb inner pages

Profits donated to the Fossil Basin Institute and their restoration of the Oregon Short Line Fossil Depot just outside Kemmerer, WY.

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