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 dining car. The car has five tables set for dinner with four of them occupied by travelers. At the back of the car a man in a dark suit is standing in the doorway holding something in his hands and facing the diners. To this man's left is an African American busboy dressed in a white uniform facing three of the occupied tables. The front left corner contains an identification tag within the photograph that reads "A JOURNEY BY TRAIN copyright by TEXT FILM CORP. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 101-54"
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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
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
gelatin silver prints