Hat, Flight Attendant, Colonial 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:

Flight Attendant

Colonial Airlines, 1950s

Colonial Airlines broke with tradition in the early 1950s and began to serve alcoholic beverages on its New York–Bermuda flights. The rest of the industry quickly adopted this successful and profitable marketing tool. Macivor Celeste wore this uniform as a Colonial flight attendant.

Gift of Macivor Celeste

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. Celeste Maclvor

Materials

OVERALL - WOOL

Dimensions

  • Clothing: 14.5 × 22 × 9.5cm (5 11/16 in. × 8 11/16 in. × 3 3/4 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 6 × 0.5 × 2.6cm (2 3/8 × 3/16 × 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Green wool w/white trim, colonial air lines badge and hat pin.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19750371000