A Pullman Porter uniform cap owned by Robert Jackson Thomas. The cap has a stiff, black crown and a black plastic visor. Metal buttons are on both sides of the cap where the visor meets the crown. The buttons are silver colored with the word “PULLMAN” on it. An off white corded strap connects both buttons and rests on the visor. A tarnished silver colored plate at the front of the cap has black lettering that reads “PULLMAN / PORTER.” Four black metal grommets are found in the top of the hat. The interior liner is a strip of brown leather sutured together at the seam.
Clothing and dress
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Descendants of Robert and Georgia Thomas, Pulaski, Tenn