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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Omer Ester, American, 1884 - 1974  Search this
Jean Ester, Scottish American, born 1901  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
portraits
photographic postcards
Date:
ca. 1930s
Description:
Black-and-white photographic postcard that was never stamped and mailed but has written in pencil on the back the name "Omer Ester". The image on the postcard is of Pullman Porter, Omer Ester, in his full porter uniform, including Pullman Porter cap. Standing next to him is an unidentified African American woman wearing what appears to be a velvet full length coat with fur trim on the collar and sleeves. She is wearing a 1920s style woman's hat and holding a handbag in her right hand. They are in a photography studio standing in front of a painted backdrop with an oriental-style carpet under their feet.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.46.75.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54ced1ef0-3680-4a32-ae66-4f96cb8f6326
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.6