The Page of Batons is a young tramp clown hanging around down at the depot, waiting to hop his first train. He’s a bit of an idealist – hopeful and excited about the wandering life.
A tramp clown leans against a railroad sign-post with a newspaper under his arm and a small dog at his side.
The clown has his back to the viewer and his slightly smiling face is seen in profile. He rests his white-gloved left hand against the sign-post. He has wavy green hair, a white face, a red nose and a red cheek. His right hand is in his pocket, and there is a folded newspaper under his right arm. He wears a crushed red hat with a yellow flower in the brim, a long orange coat with tails, red and black checkered pants, and oversized green and yellow Oxford shoes. His clothing is covered in various patches.
On the right side of the card, there is a small yellow dog with floppy ears. He looks up at the clown, raising an ear and a paw.
The railroad sign is a yellow circle with a red X and the letters RR on it. Small lines suggest that it is lighting up. There is orange grass at the base of the post, and the ground is light blue with dark blue circles representing rocks.