Coat, Stewardess, Transcontinental and Western Air

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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

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19731204000

Physical Description

Cream color cloth, with metal stewardess badge.

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Thelma Jean Harman

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

fabric, thread, shell

Dimensions

  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 56 × 41 × 18cm (22 1/16 × 16 1/8 × 7 1/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 6 × 1.5 × 1.5cm (2 3/8 × 9/16 × 9/16 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-Uniforms: Civil