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, 100 lb cover, 80 lb inner
➵ Black and white zine
➵ Free shipping within the US, contact us for international shipping rates