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".
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Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Object number
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
African American
Pullman Porters
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 14 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (35.9 x 26 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© 1937, The Pullman Company. Permission required for use.