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John Palmer Usher

This black and white photograph shows John Palmer Usher (1816-1889). A lawyer from Indiana and a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Usher served only two years as the seventh U.S. Secretary of the Interior, (1863-1865), before returning to private life. In 1865, he become the chief counsel for the Kansas Pacific Railroad a position he held until his retirement in 1880. Usher also resumed his political career when he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1872, and was elected to serve one term as the town's mayor (1879 to 1881). On April 13, 1889, at the age of 73, Usher died at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photographs shows actor and radio personality Edgar Bergen with his ventriloquist Charlie McCarthy inside the cab of a 6,000 horsepower Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel-electric engine.

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Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows soldiers eating at the Fred Harvey dining room inside the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Erb, Don

This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz talking to a porter from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. The couple were promoting their movie "Forever Darling" with a cross country tour, by way of the Santa Fe's Super Chief, to major U.S. cities.

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Loading potatoes

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

A view of a man loading sacks of potatoes onto an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway freight car.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz standing on the rear platform of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger car. The couple were promoting their movie Forever Darling with a cross country tour to major U. S. cities.

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Santa Fe courier nurse

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Sophie Olson. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, know as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels, the nurses also assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers

This black and white photograph shows members from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineering party in front of their bunk and office car in Amarillo, Texas. The men have been identified from left to right as: J.W. Walyers, F. S. Hughes, and C.A. Hughes.

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Williard Davis

Mullen

This cabinet card shows Willard Davis, who served as Kansas' 10th Attorney General from January 8, 1877 to January 10, 1881. He was born January 26, 1837 in Madison County, Kentucky. He attended Missouri University, then studied law at Lexington, Kentucky, and was admitted to practice there. When the war began, he was commissioned into the Union army as a Lieutenant in the Thirty-First Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, but his military career was brief due to failing health. On March 14, 1863, Davis was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the Internal Revenue Collector for Kentucky. He held the position until September 1, 1866 when he was dismissed for failure to accept President Andrew Johnson's policies. Davis resumed his law career and advocated for civil rights for freed slaves. In the fall of 1870, Davis moved to Neosho Falls, Kansas and became the attorney for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company. The following year he settled in Parsons, Kansas and was elected the town's first mayor. To focus on his political career, he resigned from the railroad in 1873. In 1874, he was elected county attorney for Labette County, Kansas. He held this office until he was elected in 1876 to serve as Attorney General for the State of Kansas. After two terms he returned to his private law practice. On December 6, 1885 at the age of forty-eight, he passed away after a lengthy illness at his home at Eleventh and Van Buren Street in Topeka, Kansas.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows the staff at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, El Paso, Texas.

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