Seven women pose with Thomas Boles inside a cave. They all wear NPS uniforms. Only Boles wears a broad brim hat and a round superintendent’s badge.

Superintendent Thomas Boles Wears a Badge but the Women Guides Do Not

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Park guide badges were introduced in 1946, but were discontinued in 1956.

NPS History Collection, HFCA 1607