Promotional photograph from the film Journey By Train

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Description
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 what appears to be the interior of a restroom train car. Seated on a stool is a Pullman porter wearing a black bowtie, white jacket and dark slacks, with a black shoe in one hand and a shoe shining brush in the other. Behind him is a sink and water fountain while off to his right is a dark tufted leather bench or seat. The front left corner contains an identification tag within the photograph that reads "A JOURNEY BY TRAIN copyright by TEXT FILM CORP. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 101-28".
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1935
Object number
2012.46.75.14
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
Topic
African American
Labor
Photography
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
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
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits