Identification card issued to Pullman porter Thomas McCord

Created by
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Subject of
McCord, Thomas, American, 1886 - 1967
ink on printing paper and silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (5.7 x 9.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
identity cards
Place depicted
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
May 28, 1943
A Pullman Company identification card issued to Thomas McCord, Porter. The identification card includes: sex, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, date of birth, and signature. It also includes McCord’s and the officer of support's signatures. There is a small picture of Thomas McCord in the bottom right corner of the front of the card.
African American
Professional organizations
Pullman Porters
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Victor Young in memory of Thomas McCord, Louisville, Kentucky
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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