Hobo Signs & Symbols

Hobo Signs & Symbols:
Hobo Signs & Symbols

Some hobos now communicate via cellular phones and e-mail. But the classic American hobo of early this century communicated through a much more basic system of marks–a code through which they gave information and warnings to their fellow Knights of the Road. Usually, these signs would be written in chalk or coal on a trestle, fence, building or sidewalk, letting others know what they could expect in the area of the symbol.


for the perpetually lost….

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  1. Rochelle says:

    *buys chalk*