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 the interior of a train station. Ticketing agent is talking with a family of four: mother, father, and two children, one boy and one girl. There is a sign to his right that reads: "PULLMAN/TRAVEL COMFORT/NEW/PRIVATE SECTIONS ON THIS TRAIN/ASK THE PULLMAN CONDUCTOR". Directly behind the family is an African American porter holding a suitcase in each hand looking at the family. They are all standing outside of a train car. The front left corner contains an idenification tag within the photograph that reads "A JOURNEY BY TRAIN copyright by TEXT FILM CORP. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 101-20"
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1935
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Text Film Corp., American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
African American
Pullman Porters
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
H x W: 8 x 9 5/8 in. (20.3 x 24.4 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
gelatin silver prints