A slightly less-groovy Hobo?

I know these look hand drawn, but does anybody know if there were any type precedents for these besides Hobo? For the record, I think first image is from the early 1940s and the second is from the mid 1930s.



IIRC, Hobo dates from around the turn of the Twentieth Century, and had no direct stylistic predecessors itself. So, no, probably not...

I see a touch of both Futura & Kabel in these.