ARBERT ASHER

The late Arbert Asher was a resident of Hyden, Kentucky, and is the “baby in the saddlebag” that has become an iconic photo telling the story of Frontier Nursing Service. In the early days of Frontier, a nurse-midwife would arrive at the home of a laboring woman with saddlebags full of medical supplies. The small children in the homes began thinking that babies actually came in saddlebags! Infant Arbert Asher was posed for this photo that has come to represent so much more about the legend and impact of the Frontier nurse-midwives on the women and families of the area and of the world.