Punch marks of the railroad conductors of the world

These four stock cards bearing railroad conductors’ punch marks were collected by Homer N. Lockwood. The inscription on one card explains: “These four cards, punched, I carried with me throughout the United States, thence to Mexico afterwards around the world, and thus preserved punch marks of the Railroad Conductors of the Globe.” One card is autographed by President Benjamin Harrison, its reverse by President Porfirio Diaz of Mexico. Another carries the autograph of Sanford B. Dole, a Hawaiian Islands lawyer and jurist.
Bequest of Homer N. Lockwood, 1913
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch card, railroad
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 14.605 cm x 8.5725 cm
associated place
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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