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Uniform cap for a Pullman attendant

Manufactured by:
J. Apfelbaum and Company, American, ca. 1905 - 1949  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
copper-aluminum alloy, synthetic fiber and textile materials
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.6 × 9.5 × 17 cm)
Type:
caps (headgear)
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1940s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Great Migration  Search this
Labor  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2019.20.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd532071970-c105-4b84-8a99-ed1c5ff7ddf0
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.20.3
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Uniform cap worn by Pullman Porter Philip Henry Logan

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Worn by:
Philip Henry Logan, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
cloth with patent leather, metal and trimming
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 7/8 x 8 x 10 in. (12.4 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
caps (headgear)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1966
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of the Descendants of Garfield Logan, In Honor of Philip Henry Logan
Object number:
2011.73.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c68879f0-38ac-4724-94c1-d683871a9182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.73.1
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Tie pin worn by Pullman porter Philip Henry Logan

Issued by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Worn by:
Philip Henry Logan, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
H x W: 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. (1.3 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
stickpins
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of In Honor of Philip Henry Logan, From The Descendants of Garfield Logan
Object number:
2011.73.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5649741e8-3b13-4398-b5cb-bd7b97e7298d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.73.2
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Platform step stool used by Pullman Palace Car Company

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Commissioned by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
paint on metal
Dimensions:
10 x 21 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (25.4 x 54 x 46.4 cm)
Date:
1910-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547541ed9-4775-4665-b7b8-f2a8f9069772
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.1

Go Pullman

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/8 x 8 in. (22.5 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
promotional materials
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fa298836-93b5-453d-94b0-b61d651caaf9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.17

Four buttons from a Pullman Porter uniform

Manufactured by:
Scovill Mfg. Co., American, 1850 - 1970  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Depth: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
Date:
early 20th-mid 20th Century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.18a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
On View:
Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Dr. NW), The Commons, Room 162
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5789c219b-6217-41fd-b501-b422e28400b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.18a-d
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Advertisement for The Pullman Company

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (35.9 x 26 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Date:
1937
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eea84e0c-24fd-40c3-913c-dc51f88b82e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.20
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Towel used by the Pullman Company

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 1/8 x 25 in. (41 x 63.5 cm)
Type:
towels
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f80f7f50-7334-4370-8722-359bf0b4464c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.3

Agreement between The Pullman Company and Porters, Attendants, Maids and Bus Boys in the Service of the Pullman Company in the United States of American and Canada Represented by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American, 1925 - 1978  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (14.6 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
booklets
Date:
January 1, 1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c545b0a2-53bd-46e3-9da4-8f07211d42e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.4

Instructions to Porters, Attendants, and Busboys

Commissioned by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
A. B. Harris, American  Search this
Medium:
leather, ink on paper
Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 4 x 1/2 in. (17.1 x 10.2 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
manuals
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 1, 1952
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55b798c84-cbfc-45f2-986e-6719c5d126c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.5
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Identification tag for Pullman Porter T.R. Joseph

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
T.R. Joseph, American  Search this
Medium:
cellulose nitrate and metal
Dimensions:
2 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (5.4 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
identification tags
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  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:
2012.46.75.9
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd541335a5e-788f-46b3-b3d7-505e21272995
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.75.9

Uniform cap owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
cloth, leather, metal, paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 8 1/4 x 9 in. (7.6 x 21 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
caps (headgear)
livery (uniforms)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58d77d716-fd56-45b2-b544-eef2239ad417
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.1.1
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Uniform coat owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Wanamaker & Brown, American, 1861 - 1986  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
wool, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 x 22 in. (81.3 x 55.9 cm)
On Form: 30 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 13 in. (77.5 x 62.2 x 33 cm)
With Pants on Form: 65 x 24 1/2 x 14 in. (165.1 x 62.2 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
livery (uniforms)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56c669963-25e5-4a34-9fce-f1ffb5016c01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.1.2
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Uniform vest owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
wool, metal
Dimensions:
L x W: 23 x 16 in. (58.4 x 40.6 cm)
On Form: 23 x 15 1/2 x 10 in. (58.4 x 39.4 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
livery (uniforms)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.1.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53515ffd1-2c67-4e95-91b8-827438b24711
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.1.3
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Uniform pants owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
wool, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
L x W: 42 x 15 in. (106.7 x 38.1 cm)
Inseam: 31 in. (78.7 cm)
On Form: 43 x 17 x 11 in. (109.2 x 43.2 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
livery (uniforms)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.1.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c956c242-1d60-44d1-a59d-97a672574e2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.1.4

Shoehorn carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
2 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 1 in. (6.8 x 18.7 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
tools
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c3c19180-41a9-478d-9197-0cf078ccf1c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.2
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Key tool carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 15/16 × 3 3/4 × 6 3/8 in. (4.9 × 9.5 × 16.2 cm)
Type:
keys (hardware)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
On View:
Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Dr. NW), The Commons, Room 162
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5397896e9-ec45-4190-aab0-7d0316f455d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.3
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Envelope with tobacco carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
paper (fiber product) and organic material
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (13.7 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
containers
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  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:
2012.75.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd562762ed0-798a-475e-94e8-0e967d8e11ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.4ab

Whisk brush carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
wood, hair
Dimensions:
L x W: 19 x 1 7/16 x 2 in. (48.3 x 3.7 x 5.1 cm)
Type:
tools
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  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:
2012.75.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53f78392d-6f65-4309-b580-fc06e3f45867
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.5

Wool felt square carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  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
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

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