Pullman Conductor's Cap

Description
This particular cap is for a Pullman conductor. The cap is black with a flat circular top and a short visor. A gold braid stretches across the top of the brim attached around a brass button on both sides of the hat. A badge stamped with Pullman Conductor is attached to the front of the cap. It was owned by Wallace O. Jarrett who spent three decades working as a Conductor on Pullman sleeping cars attached to overnight trains running out of Washington Union Station, Washington, DC. The Pullman Company built, owned and managed slepping cars on U.S. railroads from the 1870s until the 1960s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, pullman conductor's
date made
ca 1967
ID Number
1997.0331.02
catalog number
1997.0331.02
accession number
1997.0331
subject
Transportation
Work
Railroads
Clothing & Accessories
Travel
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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