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Punch marks of the railroad conductors of the world

Punch marks of the railroad conductors of the world

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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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch card, railroad
associated person
Lockwood, Homer N.
Physical Description
black (overall color)
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
PL.014507
catalog number
14507
accession number
56368
Credit Line
Homer N. Lockwood
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Souvenir Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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