Blouse, Maternity, Captain, United Airlines

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    Blouse, Maternity, Captain, United Airlines

    Blue wool blouse; sleeveless; 6 hidden buttons down front; blue and gold 4 stripe captain insignia shoulderboards

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    Blue wool blouse; sleeveless; 6 hidden buttons down front; blue and gold 4 stripe captain insignia shoulderboards

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Maternity Uniform

United Airlines, 1990s

In the early 1990s, United became the first airline to issue an official maternity uniform for its female pilots. By then the industry and the traveling public had accepted that all qualified people, regardless of race or gender, could pilot an airliner. Capt. Cynthia Berkeley wore this uniform.

Gift of Capt. Cynthia Berkeley and United Airlines