Advertisement from the Saturday Evening Post featuring a Pullman Porter

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Color illustration of a clothing advertisment from the June 17, 1922 issue of The Saturday Evening Post featuring a Pullman Porter. The advertisment is for "Kuppenheimer Good Cloths" and states that it is "an investment in good appearance". The advertisement depicts an African American porter facing the reader smiling wearing an orange-red porter cap and carrying two pieces of luggage, one in his hand and one under his arm. In front of him is a white man and woman. The man is looking straight ahead and wearing an overcoat and hat, reading a newspaper titled "Atlantic". The woman is holding him by the arm wearing a black dress and an orange-red flapper-style hat, looking up at the man. At the bottom right corner is the signature "J.C. Leyendecker". The advertisement is directly on the back of the front cover of The Saturday Morning Post.
Topic
African American
Labor
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
J.C. Leyendecker, American, 1874 - 1951
Subject of
Kuppenheimer, American, 1876 - 1997
Published by
The Saturday Evening Post, American, founded 1821
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.9 x 26.7 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
June 17, 1922
Type
advertisements
Object number
2012.46.75.19