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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California
Date: around 1912
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, the Casa Del Desierto, in Barstow, California. The Spanish Renaissance and Classical Revival structure was designed by architect Francis Wilson and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo, Gallup, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo, Gallup, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey hotel, the "El Navajo", in Gallup New Mexico. To the left of the hotel is the passenger depot.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Hotel, Waynoka, Oklahoma

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Hotel, Waynoka, Oklahoma
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950
This photograph shows the interior of a three bed crew room at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Hotel in Waynoka, Oklahoma. The hotel closed in 1937.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Newton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Newton, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1937
This photograph shows an interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining room inside the Fred Harvey and Arcade Hotel in Newton, Kansas. A Harvey Girl is somewhat visible in the background.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House lunch counter, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House lunch counter, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunch counter in Topeka, Kansas. The lunchroom features a counter shaped like a horseshoe lined with glass covered cake stands, plants and swivel chairs arranged around it.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1945
This photograph shows soldiers who were returning from the South Pacific and en route to separation centers eating at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, Los Angeles, CA.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room in Topeka, Kansas. The tables are arranged with white table clothes, sterling silverware and linen napkins.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dorm, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dorm, Las Vegas, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 15, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey hotel for their employees in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It was built in 1882 and measured 28'x90'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom in Emporia, Kansas. At the horse shape counter a group of Harvey Girls are serving and taking orders from customers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Gainesville, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Gainesville, Texas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
The black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Gainesville, Texas. This two-story red brick structure was built around 1902 and housed a Fred Harvey House until 1931. Restoration on the building was completed in 2001 and today houses city offices and a museum.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey staff, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey staff, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows member of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Harvey House staff at the Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Barstow, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1930
This shows the Fred Harvey's Casa Del Desierto and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Barstow, California. Built in 1911, it was considered one of the jewels of the Harvey House system offering fine dining served on china. The hotel was equipped with a full ballroom and hosted many of the town's dances and social events.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1869
This sepia colored photograph shows the first Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company depot at Fourth and Holliday streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story wooden structure completed in 1869 served as a passenger and freight depot. The Fred Harvey House was located on the second floor of the building.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Bagdad, California.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Bagdad, California.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 16, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey House in Bagdad, California. The one-story wooden structure constructed in 1900 no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Emporia, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1925
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey lunch room at Emporia, Kansas. The building was constructed in 1909 and no longer stands.


Depot hotel in Kinsley, Kansas

Depot hotel in Kinsley, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1898
This photograph shows the Kinsley Depot Hotel located at 213 East Eighth Street in Kinsley, Kansas. The long wood frame two story building was destroyed by a fire and torn down in 1898. It was possibly managed by Fred Harvey.


El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico

El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico
Creator: Harrison, E.A.
Date: 1917-1918
This is an architectural drawing for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo Hotel in Gallup, N.M.


Fred Harvey

Fred Harvey
Date: 1901
Portrait of Fred Harvey founder of the Harvey House restaurants.


Fred Harvey's El Ortiz Hotel, Lamy, New Mexico

Fred Harvey's El Ortiz Hotel, Lamy, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1920
This photograph shows people posed in front of Fred Harvey's El Ortiz Hotel and Lunchroom, Lamy, New Mexico. Harvey hired Louis Curtiss, architect, and Mary Colter, interior designer, to build and furnish the hotel. It was completed in 1910 and demolished in 1943.


Fred Harvey Service menu

Fred Harvey Service menu
Date: between 1950 and 1955
This menu was used by the Fred Harvey Service on a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway dining cars. The painting depicted on the cover is by E.I. Couse, a member of the Taos Society of Artists, and is included in the Santa Fe Railway collection of paintings of the Southwest.


Fred Harvey charger

Fred Harvey charger
Creator: Legion Utensils
Date: between 1937 and 1943
A large, heavy copper charger with gold-colored finish. This plate and other similar dinnerware were used in restaurants, called "Harvey Houses," established in 1876 by Fred Harvey of Leavenworth, Kansas. Harvey opened this chain of restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway as a better alternative to the pre-existing food service on trains and in trackside restaurants. Harvey's restaurants offered quality dining, settings, and service from Harvey Girls, the first female workforce in America. Similar establishments were erected in nearly every railroad town in the country - 30 of which were in Kansas. By catering to customers with loyal service and good food, "Harvey Houses" paved the way for food service and customer service industries throughout the United States.


Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California

Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1945
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.


Fred Harvey dinner fork

Fred Harvey dinner fork
Creator: Fred Harvey
Date: 1912
This is a large, four-tined silver-plated fork. This fork and other similar silverware were used in restaurants, called "Harvey Houses," established in 1876 by Fred Harvey of Leavenworth, Kansas. Harvey opened this chain of restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway as a better alternative to the pre-existing food service on trains and in trackside restaurants. Harvey's restaurants offered quality dining, settings, and service from Harvey Girls, the first female workforce in America. Similar establishments were erected in nearly every railroad town in the country - 30 of which were in Kansas. By catering to customers with loyal service and good food, "Harvey Houses" paved the way for food service and customer service industries throughout the United States.


Fred Harvey dinner plate

Fred Harvey dinner plate
Creator: Fred Harvey
Date: 1953
This is a beige-colored glazed ceramic dinner plate. This plate and other similar dinnerware were used in restaurants, called "Harvey Houses," established in 1876 by Fred Harvey of Leavenworth, Kansas. Harvey opened this chain of restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway as a better alternative to the pre-existing food service on trains and in trackside restaurants. Harvey's restaurants offered quality dining, settings, and service from Harvey Girls, the first female workforce in America. Similar establishments were erected in nearly every railroad town in the country - 30 of which were in Kansas. By catering to customers with loyal service and good food, "Harvey Houses" paved the way for food service and customer service industries throughout the United States.


Fred Harvey iced tea spoon

Fred Harvey iced tea spoon
Creator: Meriden Britannia Company
Date: between 1925 and 1940
This silver iced tea spoon was made by the Meriden Britannia Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


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