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 place
China
Egypt
India
Ceylon
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.014508
catalog number
014508
accession number
56368
281515
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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