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

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Ester, Omer, American, 1884 - 1974
Ester, Jean, Scottish American, born 1901
Medium
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 8.9 cm)
Type
portraits
photographic postcards
Date
ca. 1930s
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.
Topic
African American
Labor
Photography
Pullman Porters
Segregation
Transportation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.46.75.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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