Photographic postcard of Pullman Porter, T.R. Joseph

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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 "T.R. Joseph". The image on the postcard is of Pullman Porter, T.R. Joseph standing in a photography studio with a painted backdrop of a theater curtain behind him. He is dressed in a full Pullman Porter uniform, complete with Pullman Porter hat, with his left hand on his hip and his right hand resting on an ornate metal chair.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
ca. 1930s
Object number
2012.46.75.7
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
T.R. Joseph, American
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
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
portraits
photographic postcards