Promotional photograph from the film Journey By Train

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Silver gelatin print from a series of original photographs taken during the production of the 1935 educational short film, "A Journey by Train", produced by the Text Film Corp., Hollywood, CA. This print depicts an African American man dressed as a railway porter, note he is wearing a cap that reads "PORTER". He is standing outside of a railcar with a suitcase in both hands and one resting on the ground by his right foot. The front left corner contains an idenification tag within the photograph that reads "A JOURNEY BY TRAIN copyright by TEXT FILM CORP. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 101-34"
Topic
African American
Labor
Photography
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Created by
Text Film Corp., American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 9 5/8 in. (20.3 x 24.4 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1935
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Object number
2012.46.75.10