Advertisement for The Pullman Company

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Black and white newspaper advertisement for The Pullman Company featuring "A Pullman Captain and his Crew". The advertisement depicts a Pullman captain in the upper right corner looking down at a leather bound book he his holding. Below this image is a group of eight Pullman porters wearing their white uniforms and porter caps as well as one white man in a white uniform and no cap, probably a busboy, and one African American woman, dressed in a maid's uniform. This group of ten Pullman employees are surrounding a man wearing a Pullman conductor uniform and conductor cap with smiles on their faces. Below is a large two paragraph long piece of text that concludes with the following slogan: "Pullman and Rail - The safe way to go and the sure way to get there". On the back of the advertisement is the newspaper feature "Pictures to the Editor".
Topic
African American
Labor
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© 1937, The Pullman Company. Permission required for use.
Created by
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 14 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (35.9 x 26 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
1937
Type
advertisements
Object number
2012.46.75.20