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

Associated Person: Dole, Sanford

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Homer N. Lockwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.014509Catalog Number: 14509Accession Number: 56368

Object Name: punch card, railroad

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-456f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_523987

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