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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, January 12, 2018

The women who became Harvey Girls and pioneers of the West | Daily Mail Online

Harvey ran advertisements in newspapers along the East Coast and Midwest seeking single, young women with 'good moral character' and a host of other attributes to hire at Harvey Houses.

'Wanted: Young women 18 to 30 years of age, of good moral character, attractive and intelligent, to waitress in Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe in the West. Wages, $17.50 per month with room and board. Liberal tips customary. Experience not necessary. Write Fred Harvey, Union Depot, Kansas City, Missouri,' the ads read at the time.


I find stories like this interesting now. I am becoming my father.

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That first photo suggests that the jobs were particularly attractive to girls with big conks. Though I must say they looked a most agreeable bunch.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 12, 2018 4:15:47 PM

"I am becoming my father." But do you notice your wife becoming your mother?

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 12, 2018 4:16:36 PM