Publicity photo by Lawson Studios, Chicago, for the Milwaukee Road, promoting high-end services on the Olympian between Chicago and Seattle-Tacoma. An African-American hairdresser is shampooing and rinsing the hair of a white woman who is likely a model hired for the occasion. This picture reflects the tradition of using African Americans as service employees for passengers of all colors. Only the sliver of a train window on the left indicates that this salon was a railroad entity. The fittings otherwise could have been in a large hotel in any major city.