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Wool felt square carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Catalog Data

Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
felted wool, synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. (7 x 11.1 cm)
Type:
textiles
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Description:
Dark wool felt square with a tag sewn across one side. A synthetic textile tag sewn to the felt square reads: "JOHN DAVID" in yellow-green ink. This item was found inside the pockets of a Pullman Porter uniform owned by Robert Jackson Thomas.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Descendants of Robert and Georgia Thomas, Pulaski, Tenn
Object number:
2012.75.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cadb1ac8-daad-48ce-8155-389ce8399935
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.6