Photographic postcard of Pullman Porter, Omer Ester and his wife Jean

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Description
Black-and-white photographic postcard that was never stamped and mailed but has written in pencil on the back the name "Omer Ester". The image on the postcard is of Pullman Porter, Omer Ester, in his full porter uniform, including Pullman Porter cap. Standing next to him is an unidentified African American woman wearing what appears to be a velvet full length coat with fur trim on the collar and sleeves. She is wearing a 1920s style woman's hat and holding a handbag in her right hand. They are in a photography studio standing in front of a painted backdrop with an oriental-style carpet under their feet.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1930s
Object number
2012.46.75.6
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Omer Ester, American, 1884 - 1974
Jean Ester, Scottish American, born 1901
Topic
African American
Labor
Photography
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
Medium
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 8.9 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
Type
portraits
photographic postcards