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The Good Old Days of Aviation

Air travel seemed so much more glamorous in the pre-jetliner days. Flying to a foreign destination was considered adventurous and noteworthy. It was a "civilized" way to go and in that era suits and ties were a must.

This 1950's chrome card shows the first-class cabin, mercury class, in a DC-7. They were produced from 1953-1958.

The second card is a sample menu card. Meals were prepared and stored on board much like today but was served on china with stainless steel utensils. The menu card is dated September 3, 1954 making it a contemporary of the travel postcard.


We hope you enjoyed and join us next week for another installment of our postcard conversations. Bob's collection spans national and local history which highlights popular culture and innovation.

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