I Am A Lonesome Hobo


Handwritten "hobo dictionary." If you're interested in seeing more symbols, check out this site.

Found in "Fifteen Western Tales" published by Popular Publications, November 1943.



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6 comments:

ganymeder said...

I *LOVE* this!

Chris Otto said...

Wow! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this great item and for including the link to more information. I am kind of inspired to go searching my area for some of these scrawled/scratched symbols!

Nina said...

My husband swears that there is a mark on our house since I buy from every kid who is selling something.

Lisa Shafer said...

Well now, this is a different bookmark.

Pamela K said...

I am having trouble linking to your 9/20 post -- it is 9:11 a.m. CST 9/20/2013 at my location. Respectfully, PK

Michael Popek said...

There is no 9/20 post, not yet at least.

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