Pullman Conductor's Cap

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, pullman conductor's
date made
ca 1950
E. L. Peterson Company
overall: 5 in x 8 in x 10 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Clothing & Accessories
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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