Belt, Flight Attendant, Air California

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Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

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Air California, 1960s

Air California introduced Mexican-inspired designs that were meant to reflect California’s Spanish heritage, but which also incorporated 1960s fashions. Thus, flight attendants ended up wearing sombreros and capes along with miniskirts and go-go boots.

Gift of Air California through Nancy Matsui

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19880531000

Physical Description

Flight attendant's belt; 14 metal discs, 2in. in diameter; belt represents airliner's sunburst logo.

Credit Line

Donated by Nancy Matsui

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Gold Plating
  • Iron Alloy
  • Nickle Alloy

Dimensions

3-D: 99 × 4 × 1cm (39 × 1 9/16 × 3/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories