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This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Margaret Giffin preparing baby formula on the El Capitan. 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.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Feb 1953

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Item Number: 216591
Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #466.04-7760
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216591

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