Hobo Photos

 

Hobo Marks

Hobos have their own language that is used to warn other hobos of danger or where to get work, food and water. 


1933 Photo of Hobos Entering a Box Car

(Picture courtesy of the National Heritage Museum)


1934 Photo of Hobos Walking Down Yard Track

(Picture courtesy of the National Heritage Museum)


Hobos Climbing atop Box Car

(Picture courtesy of the National Heritage Museum)


Hobo Holding on atop Gondola Car

(Picture courtesy of Sarah White, in Search of the American Hobo, American Studies Program at the University of Virginia)


Hobo on Tank Car

(Picture courtesy of Sarah White, in Search of the American Hobo, American Studies Program at the University of Virginia)


Photo of a hobo riding in the open door of a box car.

Young "hobo" caught riding the rails. These individuals are often in their late teens to early twenties and travel in groups of two to three.

Many are seeking adventure, or a free ride, unaware of the dangers that hoping freight trains could cause.

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