Four buttons from a Pullman Porter uniform

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Description
Four (4) round, silver colored Pullman Porter buttons that may have originally been sewn to a Porter uniform. The buttons contain the word "PULLMAN" at the center on the front. The back of the buttons have a small circular piece of metal attached to the center, which was probably used to attach the button to the uniform. Also on the back is the following information: "SCOVILL MFG. CO/WATERBURY".
Topic
African American
Labor
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Scovill Mfg. Co., American, 1850 - 1970
Subject of
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Depth: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
On View
Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Dr. NW), The Commons, Room 162
early 20th-mid 20th Century
Type
buttons (fasteners)
Object number
2012.46.75.18a-d