Pullman National Monument — 1 Comment

  1. Great photos.

    When the Ellington band traveled the States in the ’30s and ’40s, they rode and slept in private Pullman cars, sparing themselves the racist treatment they would have been certain to encounter when trying to find meals and housing. Imagine being a Pullman porter getting to serve the Ellingtonians.

    I was going to ask you to gloss the “Share Your Soles” sign, but I looked it up. Wikipedia has a photo with the same sign, same building.

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