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Vandals on Holidays

Vandals on Holidays / In Rust We Trust Enamel Pin

Vandals on Holidays / In Rust We Trust Enamel Pin

Regular price ¥2,200 JPY
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  • 3,5 cm. Soft Enamel Pin.
  • Gold nickel plating.
  • Butterfly clutch.
  • Matching Hand-Numbered Backing Card
  • Limited to 100.
  • Stickers.

Vandals on Holidays presents this small tribute to Freighthopping lifestyle. Let yourself go on the train tracks, traveling from side to side of the continent, from sun to sun, from valley to valley, from shore to shore...

Freighthopping is the act of surreptitiously boarding and riding a railroad freight car (or Trainhopping when referring to an unspecified kind of train).

In the United States, this became a common means of transportation following the American Civil War as the railroads began pushing westward, especially among migrant workers who became known as "hobos". It continued to be widely used by those unable to afford other transportation, especially during times of widespread economic dislocation such as the Great Depression.

For a variety of reasons the practice is less common today, although a community of freight-train riders still exists.

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