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Red Caps employed by the Southern Pacific, circa 1921/1930, Los Angeles

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Title:Red Caps employed by the Southern Pacific, circa 1921/1930, Los Angeles
Date:1921-1930
Description:

Photograph of a group of Red Caps employed by the Southern Pacific. The redcaps carried passengers' baggage at railroad stations. This photo was taken at Central Station, located on Central Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Central Station was a major railroad depot in the 1920s and 1930s, but was later abandoned when Union Station opened for business in 1939. The Red Caps are, from left to right: First row, Percy Bradshaw, George W. Jones, Edward Ringgold, Arthur Henderson, Frank S. Pierce, James Armstrong and Walter Hughes. Second row, Lafayette Rogers, Columbus B. Fulghum, Arnold Bankston, Sam W. Thompson, John Wilson, Fountain A. Brown (Head Red Cap), William H. Young, Robert Lindsey, Oliver Artis and Virgil Williams. Third row, Herbert Galloway, Charles Holmes, Octie C. Jones, Robert Lee Harrison, Thomas Long and Charles Benford. Fourth row, Alvin Spivey, Ernest S. Dixon, James Carothers, Clifford Palmer, James Boutte, Robert L. Beverly and William L. Downs.

Local identification number: scl-m0366

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0366~1; scl-mss064-0366~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Railroads--Employees | Porters--California--Los Angeles | African American men | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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