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Santa Fe courier nurse

Dates: Between 1940s and 1950s

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

These black and white photographs show a Santa Fe courier nurse assisting two young passengers. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known 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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Santa Fe courier nurse