Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hobo at Barber
Today's picture shows a Hobo at the Hotel de Gink, which was a hotel in New York catering to Hobos. Hey, I found an explanation for where the term "Hobo" came from. After the Civil War was over, there were hundreds of thousands of men all trying to get home. Much of the transportation infrastructure had been destroyed, so men were doing whatever they could to travel home. The men were all tattered, and were all Homeward Bound, or Hobo. Don't know if it is right, but sounds reasonable.