Hat, Stewardess, United 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:

The First Stewardess Uniform

Boeing Air Transport, 1930 (replica)

The first stewardess uniform was made of dark green wool with a matching green and gray wool cape. United Air Lines made this replica and donated it in commemoration of Ellen Church, the first stewardess, and the rest of United’s “Original Eight” female flight attendants.

Gift of United Air Lines

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

Credit Line

Donated by United Airlines

Materials

Wool

Dimensions

Clothing: 21 × 26.5 × 4cm (8 1/4 in. × 10 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Green wool beret with 2 nickel buttons

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19560022003