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Uniform cap owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

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A Pullman Porter uniform cap owned by Robert Jackson Thomas. The cap has a stiff, black crown and a black plastic visor. Metal buttons are on both sides of the cap where the visor meets the crown. The buttons are silver colored with the word “PULLMAN” on it. An off white corded strap connects both buttons and rests on the visor. A tarnished silver colored plate at the front of the cap has black lettering that reads “PULLMAN / PORTER.” Four black metal grommets are found in the top of the hat. The interior liner is a strip of brown leather sutured together at the seam.
Medium: cloth, leather, metal, paper
Dimensions: H x W: 3 x 8 1/4 x 9 in. (7.6 x 21 x 22.9 cm)
Object number: 2012.75.1.1
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Descendants of Robert and Georgia Thomas, Pulaski, Tenn
Subject of: Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Owned by: Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929
Manufactured by: Unidentified
Place: United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi culturali (Cultural studies) / Moda e società / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo /
Tecnologia, ingegneria, agricoltura / Tenologia dei trasporti
PAESI : USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: caps (headgear) , livery (uniforms) , African American , Clothing and dress , Labor , Pullman Porters , transportation