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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

“Hobo Nickels” Forgotten American Folk Art


Hobo Nickel Both Sides

Buffalo NickelHobo Nickel

Apparently “hobo nickels” were a bit a of a folk art trend during the Great Depression as a way to pass time. I had never heard of these before today but here’s a link to a gallery of 38 impressive examples of what a bored man with a nickel, something hard and sharp and a lot of time on his hands can do. [BuzzFeed via MetaFilter]

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