A Burlington Route publicity photo from the exterior promoting the new slumber coach service on the Denver Zephyr. A generic businessman washes his hands in the small, economy-class sleeping car compartment.
Ken Hedrich and Henry Blessing founded Hedrich Blessing in 1929. When Blessing left for Denver within the year, Ken's brother Ed Hedrich came in to manage the office. In 1931 brother Bill Hedrich came on board as the first of hundreds of photographic assistants who would learn their craft at Hedrich Blessing. Although most widely known for its architectural photography, Hedrich Blessing has been a commercial studio working with designers in related fields such as industrial, annual report, product and editorial photography.