Hoboes of America: 1940 Year Book [Signed]

Hoboes of America: 1940 Year Book [Signed]

Davis, Jeff

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Publisher: Hoboes of America
Edition: Second Edition
Binding: Wrappers
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 676


An about Fine copy the 1940 Year Book of Hoboes of America, second edition, in the Publisher's original green wrappers (quite slight wear), Signed by Jeff Davis, the organization's King [and Emperor of the League of Hoboes of the World], on the front wrapper and also there signed by One Eye Connelly - the organization's Chief Jungle Bull, Adam Lewandowsky, Albert Chief Chandler, a designated Track Walker, and Ray Martin of Milwaukee, the organization's Vice-President. Jeff Davis, a former vaudevillian who worked hard to promote the cause of itinerant working men, was the son of a cousin to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. As Davis described it, a hobo was a migratory worker who only wants employment and who begs only when he must. The 1940 Hobo Convention was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and this Year Book contains a History of the Hoboes of America, Inc., transcriptions of letters to Davis from various notable persons such as William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson, relevant excerpts from newspapers, a brief article on the "World's First Hobo Conference Held in London, England, Feb., 1938", a short article by Davis explaining the origin of the word "Hobo", an explanation of the differences between a Tramp, a Hobo, and a Bum, a brief dictionary of Hobo terms, and more. Honorary Members of the Hoboes of America included including actor Charlie Chaplin, Supreme Court Chief Justice William O. Douglas and heavyweight champions Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis. An about Fine copy, Signed by several notable Hoboes.

By This Author: Davis, Jeff
By This Publisher: Hoboes of America

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