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Help for the ill

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A hobo sign in both France and Sweden.

This symbol has a number of different meanings attached to it, but in the Swedish hobo system, it indicates that only people who are sick will be helped at this location. Correspondingly, in the French hobo system, it means that the residents take pity on invalids.


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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Hobo Signs.

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A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond—especially one who is penniless. The term originated in the Western (probably Northwestern) United States around 1890. Unlike "tramps"—who … read more »

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