Cherryland AuctionsCherryland Postcard Auctions



Advertising Animals Art Cards Artist Signed B&W Photos Black History Cameras & Related Children Circus & Macabre Expositions & Fairs Famous People Fantasy Halloween Santas & Krampus Holidays & Greetings Military Native Americans Novelty Nudes & Risque Pretty Ladies U.S. Political & Presidents Patriotic & Propaganda W.W. I Propaganda W.W. II Propaganda Sports & Games Stamp & Coin Postcards Aviation Autos Ships Trains Misc. Transportation U.S. Views by State World Leaders Worldwide by Country Mixed Topics Misc. Paper Collectibles Bulk Postcard Lots
Advertising Animals Art Cards Artist Signed B&W Photos Black History Cameras & Related Children Circus & Macabre Expositions & Fairs Famous People Fantasy Halloween Santas & Krampus Holidays & Greetings Military Native Americans Novelty Nudes & Risque Pretty Ladies U.S. Political & Presidents Patriotic & Propaganda W.W. I Propaganda W.W. II Propaganda Sports & Games Stamp & Coin Postcards Aviation Autos Ships Trains Misc. Transportation U.S. Views by State World Leaders Worldwide by Country Mixed Topics Misc. Paper Collectibles Bulk Postcard Lots

Sign up for Email News
Your Email Address:

July 8, 2008

Antique Postcard Hobos


Hobo is a term that refers to a subculture of wandering homeless people, particularly those who make a habit of hopping freight trains.

The iconic image of a hobo is that of a downtrodden, shabbily-dressed and perhaps drunken male, one that was solidified in American culture during the Great Depression.

Hobos are often depicted carrying a bindle or a sign asking for money, work or food.

Hobos differentiate themselves as travelers who are homeless and willing to do work, whereas a tramp travels but will not work and a bum does neither.

Contact Alec
 

All About Cherryland
ABOUT US
EVENT CALENDAR
CONTACT US

Cherryland Auctions
P.O. Box 444
Benzonia, MI 49616
phone: (231) 882-9173