Pullman Conductor's Cap

Description
This cap is black with a stiff crown, flat circular top and a short visor. A gold braid stretches across the top of the brim and is attached around a brass buttons on each side of the hat. A badge stamped with Pullman Conductor is attached to the front of the cap. The Pullman Conductor had overall charge of the Pullman services for the passengers. The Pullman Co. built, owned and managed almost all sleeping cars on US railroads, from the `1870s until the 1960s.
This cap was never worn in active Pullman service.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1950
maker
E. L. Peterson Company
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 8 in x 10 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1981.0327.01
accession number
1981.0327
catalog number
1981.0327.01
Credit Line
Arthur D. Dubin
subject
Railroads
Travel
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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