New Acquisition

What’s the difference between a hobo, a tramp, and a bum? Find out in The Milk and Honey Route: A Handbook for Hobos by Dean Stiff (pseud. of Nels Anderson); illustrated by Ernie Bushmiller (1931).

The Milk and Honey Route

A humorous guide compiled after Anderson’s field research, during which time he lived as a hobo. This work includes instructions, etiquette, and a glossary. Ernie Bushmiller, cartoonist for the New York World, was responsible for the illustrations. “The book presents a very accurate first-hand look at the realities of tramp life in the twenties and thirties.” -Bookseller description

About Alison M. Greenlee

Special Collections Librarian, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.
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