[The "Harvey Girls".]

Description:

Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Fort Bend County - Rosenberg
Creation Date: 1880
Partner(s):
Fort Bend Museum
Collection(s):
Fort Bend Museum Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 610
Past 30 days: 12
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1880
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Fort Bend County - Rosenberg
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1880  
Description:

Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.

Physical Description:

Height:14.9, Length/Circumference:20.3 cm, Width/Diameter:

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Fred Harvey | Postcard | Harvey House | Harvey Girls
Partner:
Fort Bend Museum
Collection:
Fort Bend Museum Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1985.010.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth1395
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public