Portrait of three "Harvey Girls" at a restaurant along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Fred Harvey established a series of restaurants along the Santa Fe's lines. The Fred Harvey Company would recruit women via newspaper ads from towns and cities across the United States. The women had to be of good moral character, have at least an eighth grade education, display good manners and be neat and articulate to work in his restaurants. In return for employment, the Harvey Girls would agree to a six month contract, agree not to marry and abide by all company rules during the term of employment. They helped civilize, and populate, the West.