Coat, Stewardess, American Airlines

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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:

Stewardess

American Airlines, 1936–37

Alice Lambert wore this uniform while flying on Curtiss Condors and Douglas DC-2s and DC-3s for American Airlines. Following the nautical theme started by Pan Am, American called its airplanes “flagships,” a term that appears on the left sleeve.

Gift of Alice Lambert Coker

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Alice Lambert Coker

Materials

wool, cotton, fabric (synthetic), plastic

Dimensions

  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 65 × 41 × 17cm (25 9/16 × 16 1/8 × 6 11/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 5.5 × 1 × 1.5cm (2 3/16 × 3/8 × 9/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Coat, dark blue, with flapless pockets below, and four blue buttons on front. Silver "AA" stewardess wings on upper left pocket. Arm band on upper left arm with embroidered "AA" flag and "Flagship Fleet" in white letters.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Civil

Inventory Number

A19730965000