Conductor's Cap; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad

Description
The cap is black with a flat circular top and a short visor. The attached badge, of metal with red and black enamel, identifies the wearer as a conductor on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad ("the Milwaukee Road"). There are two small buttons on each side with the initials CMStP&P. The cap is made of a mesh fabric on top and sides, which identifies it as a summer cap. The cap is typical of those used on many US railroads in the 1930s through the 1960s. The conductor had—and still has today—overall charge of the train and its management, the safety of its passengers, and the accounting of fares.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, conductor's
Physical Description
plastic (bag material)
ID Number
TR*334030
catalog number
334030
accession number
309861
subject
Railroads
Travel
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Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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