Sunday, September 8, 2013
An idyllic image: a boy absorbed in a tale
of adventure while George stands
lost in his own fantasy: a chair to relieve the daily
sixteen hour shift endured with a smile.
Both coiffed, proper and fine as the crisp linen;
each sure of his station.
Both called boy.
Pullman porters were called George regardless of their names and were expected to prepare their cars, uniforms and stations on their own time in addition to standing their entire shifts. Often they worked up to twenty hours a day.
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