Airline Expansion and Innovation (1927 - 1941)

Stewardess Transcontinental and Western Air, 1935

In 1935, Thelma Jean Harman became the first stewardess for T.W.A. She wore this summer uniform while flying aboard Ford Tri-Motors along T.W.A.'s "Lindbergh Line" from New York to Los Angeles. The stewardess badge on her coat was a later addition to the uniform.
Gift of Thelma Jean Harman

Image number 2007-13187
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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