Friday, July 18, 2008

Hobo Home with Checkered Wall

R.W. Jeffers. Untitled (Hobo Home with Checkered Wall). Photograph. c. 1930.

The Hope Horn Gallery:

Between 1930 and 1937, motorcycle patrolman R. W. Jeffers produced over 30 photographs documenting residents and shelters in Scranton’s “hobo jungle,” a semi-permanent encampment located near railroad tracks on the outskirts of town. As noted by Jeffers, men in the camp took work whenever they could get it, and “when they got enough money and work, they got out.”


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