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Porters on the Liberty Limited (editor's title)

Group photo of porters and conductor
The porters and conductor of Pennsylvania Railroad's Liberty Limited pose with the observation car of their train in 1949. The white jackets and black pants were the standard Pullman uniforms of the era. Note the crew's ethnicity: only the conductor (on the right) appears to be white, while most of the porters are African American. It was common railroad practice of the period for most service staff to come from minorities, but to work under the direction of a white supervisor.
Source Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, either Washington or Chicago; Temporal, 1949
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1949
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Equipment: Cars Tail-end observation car
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Train Name Liberty Limited
Where Published *More Classic Trains,* by Arthur Dubin, p72. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.I.19.10
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