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Hobo Railroad Art Featured in a New Book: Moniker – Identity Lost and Found

Moniker: Identity Lost and Found explores hobo railroad art and the underground moniker writing tradition. It features 148 full-color pages of rare archival documents, photographs, and artwork, offering a glimpse of many contemporary artists in their own voices. 

I Want to Be a Boss. Photograph by Sally and Jerry Romotsky, 1969. 35mm color transparency. Rail worker graffiti under the Fourth Street Bridge in Los Angeles. Courtesy Sally and Jerry Romotsky.

Matokie Slaughter, Photo by Kurt Tors

Initially presented by Massillon Museum in 2018, the first edition of hardcover books served as the Moniker: Identity Lost and Found exhibit catalog. It sold out immediately upon release. The second edition is in softcover format, and available at an unbeatable price from Burn Barrel Press.
This release is in conjunction and cooperation with the Black Butte Center For Railroad Culture and its upcoming exhibit, End Of The Line, held on June 9th, 2022, which is also the book’s publish date.

Moniker: Identity Lost and Found

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