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Hostesses for Southern Railway’s New Royal Palm (editor's title)

Southern hostesses
In an effort to attract passengers and compete in the post-war travel market, railroads emulated airline practices by hiring attractive young women as on-board hostesses. In 1949, to promote improved service, Southern Railway staged this publicity photo of hostesses for its new Royal Palm passenger service between Chicago, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville with through cars to St. Petersburg and Miami. Left to right: Jean Farhed, Sue Flynt, Barbara Rutledge, Jane Lanier and Winnie McClellan, at the Palm Beach Biltmore Hotel while on a training trip learning about the route of the train.
Source Southern Railway Historical Association
Coverage Spatial, Palm Beach, Florida; temporal, 1949
Rights Southern Railway Historical Association
Date Created 1949
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Palm Beach, Florida
Depicted Occupation
Collection Southern Railway Historical Association Collection
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