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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Full length informal portrait, standing around a Boeing Air Transport Boeing Model 80A, of the first eight flight attendants (stewardesses) hired by Boeing Air Transportation on May 15, 1930. Lower row, left to right: Margaret Arnott, Inez Keller, Cornelia Peterman, Harriet Fry, Jessie Carter and Ellis Crawford. Upper row, left to right: Ellen Church and Alva Johnson. [NOTE: image has been retouched (probably by United) to replace "Boeing Air Transport, Inc." over passenger door with "United Air Lines" (see NASM 00131171)].

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Aeronautics, Commercial

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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