Brian Anthony High Jr
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Hobo Sign Brass Pin (copper mounted)


At the time of the Great Depression in America, many people traveled across the country -usually by train- to find work. Since they had to find food to eat and avoid dangers on their adventures, these people were supposed to have used a system of symbols to communicate with -and warn of dangers- to their bindlestiff bearing comrades.
This series of pins focuses not only on railroad history, but also on certain issues such as communication and the marginalization of people.

This pin consists of an etched brass metal plate layered on top of a copper backing plate and two soldered stainless-steel pin backs, and a sealed patina finish. The piece you choose from the photo is the exact piece you will receive. Approximate size in descriptions below.

All Designs Copyright 2023, Brian Anthony High Jr.

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