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KKD - Kind Hearted Woman Hobo pendant
KKD - Kind Hearted Woman Hobo pendant
$42.00

KKD - Kind Hearted Woman Hobo pendant

Hobo signs were used by tramps and hobos, displaced men, during the 30's and 40's, the Great Depression and the Second World War, as a means of communication. They would mark fences, sidewalks, buildings, interiors of barns, and railroad sidings with these symbols to communicate with each other about where to find food, a safe place to stay and even help for the sick. The first pendant photographed is the symbol for "Kind-Hearted Woman." The cat's name is Ruby, named after the very first story I heard of a true kind-hearted woman during the Depression.

The exciting thing about these symbols is that every show that these pendants have appeared in, stories have been shared by customers and visitors alike about family members that rode the rails during the Depression or helped those who did. It was a hard time for many, but the stories and memories that are being passed down are priceless. Hopefully if these small tokens help share those stories or carry down through the next generation a piece of that memory, I am thrilled to help carry on the stories and traditions.

The charms are fabricated out of cast bronze from original molds I've carved based on the existing records of hobo signs and symbols. You will receive a charm similar in shape, style and color to the examples photographed.

Thank you for your patronage.