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 outdoor scene of a train yard. Inside the train you can see a train engineer standing at the window. On the tracks you can see another train engineer along with an African American porter holding three suitcases in his hands, with one tucked under his arm. Standing in front of him is a family of four: mother, father, and two children, one boy and one girl. The family is looking up and admiring in the train. The front left corner contains an identification tag within the photograph that reads "A JOURNEY BY TRAIN copyright by TEXT FILM CORP. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 101-23".
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1935
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Credit Line
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
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
gelatin silver prints