Creating their own version of value, talented hobos would carve nickels with their own art. These coins were considered collectors items and were traded for goods and services beyond the original value of the nickel. The art is still continued today by a few who fear the art would die if not carried forward.
Hobo Americana Art
From quilts, to symbol dictionaries, to magazine covers - the Americana Hobo life was captured in a multitude of formats that appealed to the curious.