Punch marks of the railroad conductors of the world

Description
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
Object Name
punch card, railroad
associated person
Dole, Sanford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 14.605 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
PL*014509
catalog number
014509
accession number
56368
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
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Exhibition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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